Title

Gender, Assertive Communication and Use of Subtext

Lead Author Major

Communication

Format

Oral Presentation

Faculty Mentor Name

Qingwen Dong

Faculty Mentor Department

Communication

Abstract/Artist Statement

A group administered survey sampled 357 undergraduate students to determine the connections between gender and its role in assertive communication and subtext. The study aimed to answer whether men or women use more assertive communication tactics, which can be perceived as directive in conversation. Additionally, this study introduces the concept of subtext in an attempt to study meaning in what is spoken. Results indicated that there was no significant difference in whether males or females use more assertive communication. Results also indicated that males are marginally more subtle in their communicative strategies. Discussion on the limitations and suggestions for future are also included within the text.

Location

DeRosa University Center, Room 219

Start Date

21-4-2011 5:00 PM

End Date

21-4-2011 8:00 PM

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Gender, Assertive Communication and Use of Subtext

DeRosa University Center, Room 219

A group administered survey sampled 357 undergraduate students to determine the connections between gender and its role in assertive communication and subtext. The study aimed to answer whether men or women use more assertive communication tactics, which can be perceived as directive in conversation. Additionally, this study introduces the concept of subtext in an attempt to study meaning in what is spoken. Results indicated that there was no significant difference in whether males or females use more assertive communication. Results also indicated that males are marginally more subtle in their communicative strategies. Discussion on the limitations and suggestions for future are also included within the text.