ERIC Number: ED254885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
An Exploratory Investigation of the Interrelationships between Physical Structure, Response Satisfaction, and Work Dependency.
Johnson, J. David
A study examined the interrelationships among communicative response satisfaction (positive affective tone associated with an information source), communicative work dependency (the degree to which individuals perceive that they rely on others for the accomplishment of tasks), and physical structure (aspects of design that regulate social interaction in organizations). Data were gathered from 86 workers in a large retail store by means of a newtork analysis instrument, a battery of dyadic communication questions, and a proximity questionnaire. In general, the results demonstrated the complex nature of the interrelationships among the variables and suggested implications for the development of a concrete understanding of organizational communication. (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 Western Speech Communication Association (Fresno, CA, February 16-19, 1985).