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ERIC Number: ED177567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Male-Female Language Attributions in the Resolution of Conflict.
Konsky, Catherine
Three stereotypes of male-female behavior as manifested in language were investigated. The stereotypes are: women are more verbose than men, women use more modifiers than men, and women are submissive to men. Eighty students were randomly assigned to one of two conflict resolution conditions--a business situation and an interpersonal situation--and were asked to write conclusions to a dialogue for a situation in which one speaker was male and one female. Some of the findings were that female subjects used more words in writing their scripts, both sexes attributed more words in the scripts to males than to females leading the researchers to speculate that talking in a conversation is a symbol of power, female subjects used more adjectives in their writing than did males, and more questions were attributed to males than to females in the dialogues. (An appendix contains copies of the conflict situation materials.) (MKM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (64th, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 2-5, 1978)