ERIC Number: ED103923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
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Birth Order, Machiavellianism, Sex, and Final Grade in Two Types of Basic Speech Communication Courses.
Libby, Glenn M.; Van Rheenen, Dwayne D.
This study analyzes the relationships among a willingness to manipulate others (Machiavellianism), success (as measured by final grade) in a college communication course, and birth order. It was hypothesized that a more significant relationship exists between Machiavellianism and final grades in an interpersonal communication course than in a public speaking course, and that the relationship is significantly more positive for later born males and first born females than for males and females in the other positions. The subjects for the study were 435 undergraduate students in several sections of two basic speech courses. The first hypothesis was confirmed by the evidence presented in this study, but the second hypothesis was not proven. (The results of the study are presented in both narrative and table form.) (RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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