ERIC Number: EJ529133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Equivocation in America and Japan: A Cross-national Comparison of the Effects of Situational Conflict and Status.
Tanaka, Keiko Miyamoto; Bell, Robert A.
Communication Research, v23 n3 p261-96 Jun 1996
Provides a cross-cultural test of J. Bavelas's situational theory of equivocation. Questions students from the United States and Japan about hypothetical scenarios, altered to create either an avoidance-avoidance situation or a nonconflict situation. Finds strong support for the theory--students produced messages exhibiting substantial equivocation, but only when in an avoidance-avoidance situation. (PA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Japan; United States