ERIC Number: ED120836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Vocal Activity, Time Pressure and Interpersonal Judgments.
Daly, John A.; Lashbrook, William B.
This study examined the effects of differential time pressures on small group members' rankings of one another based on vocal activity. Vocal activity was operationalized as observed frequency of interaction. Time pressure was manipulated by allowing either six minutes or no time limit on a group problem-solving task. Main effects were hypothesized for vocal activity on all interpersonal judgments. These judgments were perceived competence; composure; extroversion; sociability; task; physical, and social attraction; attitude; value; appearance and background homophily; heterophily; power; listening; understanding; and quality of communication. In addition, it was hypothesized that the relationship between time and vocal activity would significantly affect interpersonal ratings. Utilizing two definitions of high and low vocal activity, hypothesized effects were found for power, quality, extroversion, value, appearance, and attitude homophily. Corollary hypotheses concerning time pressure and judgments were supported for social attraction, value, and appearance homophily. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Speech Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 1976); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document