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ERIC Number: EJ970752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0363-4523
Understanding the Communicative Implications of Initial Impressions: A Longitudinal Test of Predicted Outcome Value Theory
Horan, Sean M.; Houser, Marian L.
Communication Education, v61 n3 p234-252 2012
The goal of the present study was to test predicted outcome value theory (POV) in the classroom in order to discover the implications of students' POV judgments. Specifically, we explored the relationships among students' initial POV judgments and students' communication. To that end, we conducted a two-phase study in which students completed initial POV assessments during the first week of a course and, at time 2, completed measurements of their actual communication. Time 1 POV assessments were positively related to students' reports of responsiveness and participation, and negatively related to indirect interpersonal aggression (not hostility). Both theoretical and applied implications are discussed along with limitations and future research. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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