ERIC Number: ED158349
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Speech Communication and Communication Processes: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," March through June 1977, (Vol. 37 Nos. 9 through 12). Part One.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 19 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: an informal communication process with implications for information retrieval; a rhetorical approach to the nonsexist language controversy; a validation study of communication apprehension scales; factors influencing teacher credibility, speaker credibility, and listener comprehension; the communication between the University of Minnesota and the 1975 Minnesota State Legislature; mathematical models of communication and belief change; the effects of confidence and utility on information seeking and processing; procedures used to assign students to remedial oral communication instruction; the effects of presenting an intercultural communication unit in the basic speech course; a comparison of results of a communication skills scale, a dogmatism scale, and a behavioral assessment of a counseling simulation; doctor/patient communication problems; verbal correlates of instructional effectiveness with young children; factors affecting evaluation of a belief-discrepant message by religious fundamentalists; and the measurement of interpersonal communication satisfaction. (GW)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Attitude Change, Communication Problems, Communication Research, Communication (Thought Transfer), Counseling, Credibility, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Information Seeking, Interpersonal Relationship, Models, Organizational Communication, Physicians, Public Speaking, Religious Differences, Sex Fairness, Sociometric Techniques, Speech Communication, Student Evaluation, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Effectiveness, Written Language
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota