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ERIC Number: ED312732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Pages: 24
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Communication Patterns of the Elderly in the Black Community.
Jackson, Faith L.; Williamson-Ige, Dorothy
This study (the second of a 2-part project exploring the communication patterns of the elderly) examined whether the quantity and frequency of conversational talk affected how favorably an individual was viewed as a partner for activities within a small social network of elderly black persons. Subjects, 5 black women ranging in age from 65 to 78, participated in 2 videotaped free-style discussions and completed a sociogram that was developed to depict the order of choices the 5 subjects made in choosing each other as partners for 10 social activities. Conversational patterns were examined by determining the number of times each subject talked, the amount of time spoken during the 2 conversational periods, and the sequential order of the speakers. Results showed that subjects who placed medially in terms of quantity and frequency of conversational talk were the subjects most often selected as partners for social activities in both studies. (Three tables of data are included.) (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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