This study found that 10 of 16 measures of interpersonal communication showed statistical significance between male and female administrators in a university environment. Using the FIRO‐B questionnaire, females preferred to initiate more inclusion and affection in interpersonal activities; also, they wanted other people to include them and to be friendly to them in inter‐personal relationships. Beyond the comparison of males and females, however, it is evident that all scores (both male and female) exist within the mid‐range categories. Thus, it is concluded that interpersonal communication capacity is lacking throughout the sample, and definite actions are needed to increase interpersonal communication effectiveness in organisations.
Vaught, B.C., Pettit, J.D. and Taylor, R.E. (1989), "Interpersonal Communication Behaviour of Male and Female Administrators", International Journal of Educational Management, Vol. 3 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000001947Download as .RIS
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