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ERIC Number: ED122322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 28
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Values and Behavior Skills as Variables in Interpersonal Communication Instruction.
Fieweger, Margaret; Yerby, Janet
This study examines interpersonal competence in the context of educational values--those implicit in the course and those carried into the course by the students. The subjects were 450 students enrolled in the introductory interpersonal communication course at Cleveland State University (Ohio) during the spring of 1975. The questions posed are: Can interpersonal competence dimensions be extracted from a series of behavior descriptions or scales? Is there a relationship between a student's ratings on a set of behavior scales and the grade the student receives in the course? It was found that there is a relationship between a student's behavioral assessment and his or her performance in the course, and it was also revealed that the more congruent a student's value-orientation is with that of the course philosophy the greater will be the student's chance of performing well in the course. The major conclusion of this study is that there is a greater need for applying social science research methods to the practical problems of course development. (The results of this study are presented in both narrative and table form.) (RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (Portland, Oregon, Arpil 1976)