ERIC Number: ED155766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The California Interpersonal Competence Questionnaire--I: An Exploratory Search for Factor Structure.
Kelly, Clifford W.; Chase, Lawrence J.
A study, based on the assumption that communicative effectiveness can be learned, was conducted in order to specify the dimensions underlying interpersonal competence from a message-centered viewpoint and to develop an interpersonal competence instrument. Fifty-eight questionnaire items, 40 of which related to the components of interpersonal competence, were administered to two large groups of university freshmen (487 total). Four reliable components of effective communication were identified through the use of factor analysis: empathy, concern for completion of a task, need for achievement, and tendency to be highly active. Further research is needed to complete the characterization of the competent communicator. (MAI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 25-29, 1978)