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ERIC Number: ED490581
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Pages: 71
Abstractor: Author
Intensity, Variety, and Accuracy in Nonverbal Cues and De-/Encoding: Two Experimental Investigations
Klinzing, Hans Gerhard; Gerada-Aloisio, Bernadette
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Diego, CA, 2004)
Nonverbal communication skill, decoding and encoding nonverbal cues effectively, is an important part of social competence. Merely experience in receiving and sending nonverbal cues, however, is not sufficient to improve nonverbal skill. Consequently, a training program was designed to develop nonverbal sensitivity of school administrators and pre-service teachers and to help them to effectively express themselves nonverbally. Two experimental investigations with school-principals and university students were to test the effectiveness of the program and to investigate psychosocial correlates of nonverbal skill. Results revealed significant improvements in nonverbal perceptiveness, expressiveness, and extraversion. Statistically significant age- and gender related differences and relationships between measures of decoding and encoding ability and psychosocial correlates were found. Recommendations are made for the pre-service and in-service curriculum. (Contains 2 figures and 27 tables.)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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