ERIC Number: ED132580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Organizations and Public Relations: Testing a Communication Theory.
Grunig, James E.
This monograph first reviews a theory of individual communication behavior and points out the similarities between that theory and the observed activities of public relations practitioners. It then reviews the literature of formal organizations to extend the theory to more complex systems. Next, it operationalizes this expanded theory and reports the results of a field study of public relations practitioners designed to test the hypotheses derived from the theory. Finally, it discusses the implications of the theory and this research for the teaching and practice of public relations. (Author)
Descriptors: Business Communication, Communication Problems, Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Information Theory, Literature Reviews, Organizational Communication, Public Relations, Research, Theories
Prof. Harold Wilson, AEJ Publications Manager, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. 55455 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Education in Journalism.