ERIC Number: EJ371447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1987
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The Influence of Ethnicity, Gender, and Dyadic Composition on Uncertainty Reduction in Initial Interactions.
Gudykunst, William B.; Hammer, Mitchell R.
Journal of Black Studies, v18 n2 p191-214 Dec 1987
Observation of 485 Black and White students demonstrates that ethnicity and self-monitoring have independent influences upon uncertainty reduction in initial interactions, while the effects of gender and dyadic composition are interactive in nature. Many of the relationships between interaction variables posited by Berger and Calabrese are generalizable across ethnic groups. (BJV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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