ERIC Number: ED196106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Communication Style: College Students in the Philippines Compared to Those from Elsewhere.
Mordeno, Jose; And Others
A total of 2,286 college students in seven countries completed the Communication Style Measure (CSM) in an investigation of the communication styles of groups. The students were enrolled in universities in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, Micronesia, Hawaii, and the Philippines. The CSM is designed to measure subjects' perceptions of themselves as (1) dominant, (2) friendly, (3) attentive, (4) relaxed, (5) contentious, (6) dramatic, (7) animated, (8) open, and (9) impression-leaving. It also measures communicator image. The results indicated that the Filipino students were friendly, dramatic, relaxed, open, animated, impression-leaving and held a good communicator image of themselves. The Hawaiian students were not exceptional in any area compared to the other groups, although they tended to be more apprehensive about speaking. The Chinese were contentious but not overly dominant, dramatic, open, or relaxed. The Koreans appeared to be effective communicators, being dominant, attentive, and relaxed. The Japanese, while open, did not feel themselves to be orally capable, being shy, apprehensive, and reluctant to speak. The Australians saw themselves as good communicators and were more animated than the other groups. The Micronesians had the strongest communicator image of themselves of any of the groups. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Communication Association of the Pacific, Philippines Lecture Series (Manila, Philippines, November 14-23, 1980).