ERIC Number: EJ579213
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
Assessing Explanations for Sex Differences in Emotional Support: A Test of Different Cultures and Skill Specialization Accounts.
Kunkel, Adrianne W.; Burleson, Brant R.
Human Communication Research, v25 n3 p307-40 Mar 1999
Examines explanations for gender differences in such behaviors as comforting and emotional support. Fails to reveal many meaningful differences between the male and female undergraduate student subjects--let alone differences that were dichotomous or of "grand magnitude." Suggests that the "different cultures account" appears to be an overly simplistic explanation and one that is counterproductive if taken literally. (CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A