Date of Award

1993

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Communication Studies

First Advisor

King, C.

Keywords

Mass Communications.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

The aim of this study was to test the homogeneity-heterogeneity taxonomy of intercultural communication developed by L. E. Sarbaugh. This taxonomy suggests that the homogeneity of participants on the variables of World View, Code Systems, Knowing and Accepting and Perceived Relation and Intent in a communication interaction contributes to successful communication. The taxonomy also seeks to predict communication efficiency based on the extent of homogeneity-heterogeneity of the participants. To do so, dyads from The Raj Quartet were selected and their interactions were analyzed. It was found that Sarbaugh's schema held good for about forty percent of the cases. It was therefore ascertained that other factors apart from the variables mentioned in the schema influence the efficiency of a communication interaction.Dept. of Communication Studies. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1993 .N552. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 32-02, page: 0382. Adviser: Christopher R. King. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1993.

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