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ERIC Number: ED447532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-11
Pages: 27
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Assessing the Effectiveness of Basic Interpersonal Communication Training in a Sixth Grade Population using Measures of Argumentativeness and Verbal Aggressiveness.
Weldon, Rebecca A.
Continuing work led by D. A. Infante, A. S. Rancer, and C. J. Wigley, (i.e., Infante, 1982, 1992, 1996) and others, on argumentativeness and verbal aggressiveness, this study utilizes two instruments recently adapted for use with adolescent populations (A. J. Roberto & M. Finucane, 1997) to assess the effectiveness of communication training. A unique training program was developed and administered to 314 sixth graders, with pre- and post-training assessment. Analysis supports the findings of previous studies indicating that students' scores of both argumentativeness and verbal aggressiveness increased after training. Sex differences are also discussed, along with suggestions for future training and research. Contains 18 references and 2 tables of data. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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