ERIC Number: ED186973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
System Involvement for Women Subordinates: Relations with Communication and Personality Variables.
Gorden, William I.; Infante, Dominic A.
It was hypothesized that the quality of superior-subordinate communication relationships, self-esteem, clothing consciousness, impulsiveness, and intellectual interest would account for a significant portion of variance in a multiple regression equation of female subordinates' system involvement. This hypothesis was tested with data from 164 female clerical and personal secretaries who were at an educational seminar. Results of a step-wise multiple regression analysis suggested that subordinates' system involvement could be predicted by communicative relationships with superiors and to a lesser degree by clothing consciousness. Self-esteem, impulsiveness and intellectualness were considered trivial as predictors when compared with the two major perspectives. System involvement correlated significantly higher with superior-subordinate communication than any other variable. (RL)
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Clothing, Communication Research, Employed Women, Employee Attitudes, Interpersonal Relationship, Job Satisfaction, Multiple Regression Analysis, Nonverbal Communication, Participation, Personality Traits, Predictor Variables, Secretaries, Work Attitudes, Work Environment
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (Acapulco, Mexico, May 18-23, 1980).