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ERIC Number: ED119255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 10
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Machiavellianism in the Basic Course--Again.
Jandt, Fred E.
The purposes of this investigation were (1) to replicate a previous study by Michael Burgoon which showed Machiavellianism to be a predictor of success in speech communication courses whose small group and dyadic activities comprise most of the performance experience and (2) to determine if personality variables other than Machiavellianism would be useful to predict success in an interpersonal communication course. Subjects, 196 students enrolled in a basic speech communication course, completed the Mach scale and the 140-item Interpersonal Behavior Inventory Form which yields measures of fifteen personality variables. The fifteen scores, Mach scores, final exam score, and final course grade were analyzed by correlation and multiple regression analysis. Results showed that a student demonstrating nurturance (defined as a sympathetic listener, counselor, and helper in need) may also be a successful student in interpersonal communication courses. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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