TITLE

Sex Differences in Nonverbal Communication

AUTHOR(S)
Weitz, Shirley
PUB. DATE
June 1976
SOURCE
Sex Roles;Jun76, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p175
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
An experiment was conducted to determine the relationship between sex-role attitudes, affiliation, and dominance and nonverbal communication styles in men and women in same and opposite-sex dyads. Women were found to elicit more warmth and men more anxiety from their partners. Evidence was found for a possible monitoring mechanism through which women adjust their nonverbal communications to fit the male in the interaction. Liberalism in sex-role attitudes was found to correlate with nonverbal warmth in men. The nonverbal presentations of men and women in the microprocesses of dyadic interaction were found to relate significantly to the macro structure of societal sex roles.
ACCESSION #
23804469

Tags: GENDER role;  SEX differences (Biology);  COMMUNICATION styles;  NONVERBAL communication;  INTERPERSONAL communication;  DYADIC communication;  INTERPERSONAL relations;  SOCIAL interaction;  SOCIAL role

 

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