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ERIC Number: ED246490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Relational Competence Construct: Development and Research.
Spitzberg, Brian H.; Cupach, William R.
Defining relational competence as the extent to which objectives functionally related to communication are perceived to be fulfilled through interaction appropriate to the interpersonal context, this paper offers a brief summary of a model of relational competence, along with its major definitional, conceptual, and measurement assumptions. In addition, the paper examines the main components of the model--motivation, knowledge, skills, context, and outcomes--and identifies potential operational candidates for each component for heuristic purposes. The paper concludes with a review of research that has been conducted in the measurement of relational competence and in the validation of the construct. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (69th, Washington, DC, November 10-13, 1983).