The effect of assertive and unassertive content and assertive and unassertive communication style on perceptions of relational messages, attractiveness, and communication satisfaction

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Title:
The effect of assertive and unassertive content and assertive and unassertive communication style on perceptions of relational messages, attractiveness, and communication satisfaction
Author:
Stern, Lesa Ann, 1965-
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study was conducted to explore the effects of expressing negative feelings and opinions through aggressive, assertive, empathic assertive, and unassertive content combined with assertive and unassertive styles. Perceptions of relational messages, attraction, and communication satisfaction were assessed. Several hypotheses were advanced. Results indicate that verbal content and communication style affected relational message interpretations. They did not, however, affect perceptions of attraction and communication satisfaction. Several implications were discussed concerning the evaluations of assertive and unassertive content and style.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Speech Communication.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Burgoon, Judee K.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe effect of assertive and unassertive content and assertive and unassertive communication style on perceptions of relational messages, attractiveness, and communication satisfactionen_US
dc.creatorStern, Lesa Ann, 1965-en_US
dc.contributor.authorStern, Lesa Ann, 1965-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study was conducted to explore the effects of expressing negative feelings and opinions through aggressive, assertive, empathic assertive, and unassertive content combined with assertive and unassertive styles. Perceptions of relational messages, attraction, and communication satisfaction were assessed. Several hypotheses were advanced. Results indicate that verbal content and communication style affected relational message interpretations. They did not, however, affect perceptions of attraction and communication satisfaction. Several implications were discussed concerning the evaluations of assertive and unassertive content and style.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectSpeech Communication.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBurgoon, Judee K.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1342989en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26623560en_US
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