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ERIC Number: ED069429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Pages: 8
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Nonverbal Communication in Across-Race Dyads.
Dennis, Virginia C.; Powell, Evan R.
This is one of a series of proxemic studies of dyadic communication behavior made by the authors in natural, academic and laboratory settings with the use of the DIAD. Based on the theory of anthropologists Hall (1966) and Birdwhistell (1970) and developed empirically as initial observations of dyadic interaction were made, the Dennis Infracommunication Analysis Device DIAD (Dennis, 1971) is shown to produce interpretable data. Justification for this sort of instrumentation is presented along with the hypothesis that pupils interacting across race with other pupils and their instructors tend to space themselves at a greater interpersonal distance at the junior high age level than at the intermediate or primary age levels. Ss were two hundred pupils at primary, intermediate, and junior high levels observed interacting in 910 dyads wuth each other and their teachers in an unstructured summer school setting. Data support the hypothesis (p .05) for pupil to pupil communication. (Author)
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