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ERIC Number: ED112447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 19
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Reference Count: 0
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An Investigation of Sex Differences in Regard to Nonverbal Body Gestures.
Peterson, Paulette
Designed to provide clues to research questions on sex differences nonverbal in communication, this paper contains the results of dyadic conversations processed on video tape. Twelve undergraduate and graduate student volunteers were solicited along with employed nonstudents between the ages of 19 and 30. Results indicated that males displayed more nonverbal gestures than did females, regardless of the sex of the conversation partner, and that males displayed slightly more gestures with males than with females. The findings of this study indicated that nonverbal communication serves as an illustrator of and a supplement to the verbal element, but also acts as the functor for gender display. The data from the study are presented in both narrative and table format. (RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the 1975 Summer Conference of the Speech Communication Association