The Effect of Interruptions and Dyad Gender Combination on Perceptions of Interpersonal Dominance.

  • Youngquist J
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The argument put forth in this study is that interruptions and dyad gender combinations will have an effect on perceptions of interpersonal dominance. Participants were asked to listen to a series of recorded dialogues with six intentionally embedded intrusive interruptions. After each pair of interruptions, participants completed a survey measuring their perception of the interrupter's interpersonal dominance. Analyses showed that the accrual of interruptions results in a curvilinear increase in perceptions of dominance. Female interrupters in a female/female dyad were consistently perceived as the most dominant and male interrupters in a male/female dyad were consistently perceived as the least dominant. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

Author-supplied keywords

  • COMMUNICATION -- Research
  • Communication
  • DOMINANCE (Psychology)
  • Dominance
  • Gender
  • INTERPERSONAL relations
  • INTERRUPTION (Psychology)
  • Interpersonal
  • Interruptions
  • ORAL communication
  • SEX differences (Biology)
  • SEX role

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  • Jeff Youngquist

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