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Staley, Constance Courtney; Shockley-Zalabak, Pamela – 1985
A self-administered communication proficiency and training survey was completed by 122 female professionals and 80 of their direct supervisors in a study that investigated the perceptions supervisors have of their female employees' communication proficiency. The questionnaire for the female professionals asked for assessment of their present level…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Communication Skills, Employer Employee Relationship, Females
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Shockley-Zalabak, Pamela; Morley, Donald Dean – Human Communication Research, 1994
Provides an examination of management and employee values as influential for organizational rule formation. Demonstrates that management values are directly related to employee values but indirectly influence the evolution of organization rules. Supports a view of rule emergence based on management and employee values. (HB)
Descriptors: Business Communication, Communication Research, Communication Skills, Discourse Analysis
Staley, Constance Courtney; Shockley-Zalabak, Pamela – 1986
A study investigated the communication style of professional women in the work force. Subjects, 122 female professionals who had previously participated in a university sponsored management development workshop, completed a demographic profile sheet, the 51-question Norton Communicator Style Measure (CSM), and a communication proficiency…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Females, Interpersonal Communication
Shockley-Zalabak, Pamela – 1986
A study of decision making processes and communication rules, in a corporate setting undergoing change as a result of organizational ineffectiveness, examined whether (1) decisions about formal communication reporting systems were linked to management assumptions about technical creativity/effectiveness, (2) assumptions about…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Communication (Thought Transfer), Decision Making, Job Satisfaction
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Arai, Marguerite; Wanca-Thibault, Maryanne; Shockley-Zalabak, Pamela – Public Personnel Management, 2001
Examines formal diversity approaches, provides examples from the literature of successful diversity initiatives, identifies limited use of communication-based approaches in diversity training, and discusses the importance of integrating communication theory and practice in future training efforts. (Contains 52 references/notes.) (Author/JOW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cultural Pluralism, Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Climate
Shockley-Zalabak, Pamela; Staley, Constance Courtney – 1984
Based on the assumption that communication skills are a critical component of organizational effectiveness and "promotability," a study was conducted to investigate the perceptions supervisors have of their female employees' communication proficiency. In particular, comparisons were made between evaluations of supervisors on a variety of…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Communication Skills, Employed Women, Employer Employee Relationship
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Barge, J. Kevin; Shockley-Zalabak, Pamela – Journal of Applied Communication Research, 2008
Engaged scholarship represents one way for making our research relevant to organizational practitioners by bridging the gap between theory and practice. Engaged scholarship is viewed as a form of collaborative inquiry between academics and practitioners that leverages their different perspectives to generate useful organizational knowledge. We…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Scholarship, Cooperation, Inquiry