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ERIC Number: ED071137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Pages: 10
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Orientation and Credibility: Implications for a Causal Relationship.
Knutson, Thomas J.
Orientation, in terms of the group discussion process, is the attempt to assist in achieving the group goals by using facts, making helpful suggestions, or resolving conflicts. Orientation behavior has been shown to relate in a causal manner to group consensus. This study reports significantly high positive correlations between orientation behavior and source credibility in discussions. Analyses of variance suggest a causal relationship between orientation behavior and source credibility. The author suggests additional study to further identify the factors of source credibility in the small group communications environment. (Author/RN)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Speech Communication Assn. (Honolulu, November 1972)