ERIC Number: ED352697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-30
Nonverbal Communication and its Implications for School Personnel: A Literature Review.
Loccisano, Joseph F.
Issues in nonverbal communication and their implications for school personnel directors are examined in this literature review. The first section presents research findings pertaining to the nonverbal behavior of school administrators, particularly that of principals. Literature on nonverbal behavior exhibited during the employment interview is presented in the second section. The final section presents the following conclusions: (1) nonverbal behavior plays a role in staff members' perceptions of an administrator and in an administrator's communication effectiveness; (2) specific nonverbal behaviors can be identified as positive or negative; and (3) specific nonverbal behaviors of a job applicant can influence the employment interview. Further study is needed to explore the relationships between the school personnel director's perceptions of an applicant's nonverbal behavior and his/her potential administrative success, and between a director's perceptions and his/her own individual characteristics. (Contains 56 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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