Communication Studies

Publication covering communication, language and linguistics.

Articles from Vol. 54, No. 4, Winter

An Analysis of Role Conflict and Role Ambiguity within the Cancer Information Service's Communication Network
Scholars in communication, psychology, and management have studied role conflict and role ambiguity in a variety of settings for well over 30 years (for meta-analyses see Fisher & Gitelson, 1983; Jackson & Schuler, 1985). Interest in these...
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E-Mail Communication in Workplace Romantic Relationships
Communication plays an important role in the formation, maintenance, and termination of workplace romantic relationships. Traditionally, couples have relied on face-to-face, phone, or written channels to communicate in relationships. But with the development...
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Mentor Reviewing: A Retrospective on an Experiment
This incarnation of the editor for Communication Studies embarked on an interesting journey involving the creation of a mentorship review board (the term was coined by a departmental colleague, Kathryn Olson). Essentially, mentorship reviewing was...
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Problems of Exclusionary Research Criteria: The Case against the "Usable Knowledge" Litmus Test for Social Justice Communication Research
In 1996 five Loyola University faculty members proposed limiting the term "social justice communication research" exclusively to studies whose designs focused on "usable knowledge. " For them, that criterion necessitates that a legitimate social justice...
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Socialization, Resocialization, and Communication Relationships in the Context of an Organizational Change
It is generally held that organizations seek to socialize newcomers so that they will conform to prescribed norms and values, perform their roles efficiently, and exhibit commitment to the organization (Van Maanen & Schein, 1979). Indeed, organizations...
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The Impact of Sex, Gender, and Cognitive Complexity on the Perceived Importance of Teacher Communication Skills
Researchers have increasingly examined teacher behaviors with the assumption that the teacher-student relationship is interpersonal in nature and shares similarities with other interpersonal relationships. For example, Frymier and Houser (2000) argued...
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The Relationships among Loneliness, Self/partner Constructive Maintenance Behavior, and Relational Satisfaction in Two Cultures
Approximately 20% of adolescents in the United States suffer from loneliness (Roscoe & Skomski, 1989), and loneliness is a common and serious problem for many people (Segrin, 1998). The aversive consequences of loneliness range a variety of social...
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To Remember, to Act, to Forget: Tracing Collective Remembrance through "A Jury of Her Peers"
Two wicked blows with a blade followed by a crushing blow with a blunt object, likely the two sides of an axe at work, ended the life of John Hossack on December 1, 1900 in Indianola, Iowa. Margaret Hossack said she was asleep next to her husband,...
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Who Said What: Subject Positions, Rhetorical Strategies and Good Faith
For years, communication scholars have been concerned with speakers and audiences. Early studies in rhetoric assessed the style of individual speakers across many occasions as well as the effectiveness of individual speakers in specific instances....
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