Communication Studies

Publication covering communication, language and linguistics.

Articles from Vol. 57, No. 3, September

A Critique of Internet Polls as Symbolic Representation and Pseudo-Events
In November of 2004, reported that 69% of the United States population was using the World Wide Web (WWW). Demographic data gathered by the Pew foundation suggest that the Internet is used equally by both men and women (Lenhart...
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Associations among Relational Maintenance Behaviors, Attachment-Style Categories, and Attachment Dimensions
Communication is critical for maintaining satisfying relationships. As Dindia (2003) put it, "to maintain the quality of a relationship, one must maintain the quality of the communication" (p. 1). Research has identified a set of prosocial maintenance...
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Practically Perfect in Every Way: Communication Strategies of Ideal Relational Partners
Reality-dating shows currently proliferate television programming. From Joe Millionaire to The Bachelor, these programs show real-life men and women competing for the attention, affection, or hand in marriage of one member of the opposite sex. Reality-dating...
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The Effects of Mass Media Use and Social Capital on Civic and Political Participation
Social theorists have long stressed the importance of civil society in the stability and effectiveness of democracy. That is, society must be self-organizing through some voluntary associations to fulfill various social needs apart from the sphere...
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The Experience of Time at Work: Relationship to Communication Load, Job Satisfaction, and Interdepartmental Communication
There is a growing literature demonstrating connections between communication and human temporality across a variety of contexts (Albarran & Arrese, 2003; Ballard & Seibold, 2000, 2003, 2004a, 2004b; Bennett, 2000; Bruneau, 1996; Holmer-Nadesan,...
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The Influence of Illness Factors on Physicians' Likelihood of Disclosing Confidential Health Information to Relatives of Patients
Personal relationships are at the heart of providing care (Hatfield, 1987b). Relatives often depend on each other for informal caregiving activities, and physicians develop relationships to formally care for patients. While ethical principles exist...
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