ERIC Number: ED108270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
The Changing Role Behaviors of Educational Administrators During Role Simulation Training: Perceptions of Verbal and Non-Verbal Interaction.
Frank, Frederick P.
Included in a current genre of studies on dyadic interaction (i.e., communication involving only two people), the study reported herein focuses on dyadic verbal, nonverbal, and proxemic behaviors and their meanings. The study is inductive in nature and is, by intent, descriptive and analytic rather than predictive. The subjects for the study were eleven educational administrators who participated in a twenty-contact-hours simulation training program from which fifteen role-simulation dyadic episodes were videotaped. It was concluded that a research methodology can be devised using self-observation procedures combined with structured nonparticipant observer techniques, and that videotape simulation and structured interviews help researchers to perceive the meanings of human behaviors, including role shifts and verbal and body language changes during role-simulation episodes. The results of the study are presented in narrative and table format, and the implications of the study are discussed. (RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A