Communication Reports

Journal publishing original manuscripts that are short, data/text-based, and related to the broadly defined field of human communication.

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 1-2, April-October

A Test of the Cognitive Load Hypothesis: Investigating the Impact of Number of Nonverbal Cues Coded and Length of Coding Session on Observer Accuracy
In their meta-analysis investigating the relationship between extraversion and nonverbal behavior La France, Heisel, and Beatty (2004) found a substantial negative correlation between effect size and sample size, which they explained using the cognitive...
Communicative Adaptability Scale: Evaluating Its Use as an 'Other-Report' Measure
This study explored the validity and reliability of the Communicative Adaptability Scale (CAS) (Duran, 1983) as an "other-report" measure of competence. Dyads (N= 432) provided self-other reports of adaptability, self-reports for cognitive flexibility,...
Cultural Terms for Communication: Sources of Intercultural Asynchrony in ESL Settings in Finland
This work presents an analytical approach to assessing intercultural communication through cultural terms for communication. Using data drawn from discussions and interviews with Finnish informants I show how the term asiasta puhumisen [speaking to...
Financial Attitudes and Family Communication about Students' Finances: The Role of Sex Differences
Past research has shown that men value money more than do women and men are less dependent on their parents in financial matters. Men and women also display different patterns of communication, with women engaging in higher levels of self-disclosure....
Intergenerational Communication Beliefs across the Lifespan: Comparative Data from India
This article examines U.S. American and East Indian young adults' perceptions of intergenerational communication. Irrespective of culture, as age of target increased, so did attributions of benevolence, norms of politeness and deference, and communicative...
Own Party Issue Ownership Emphasis in Presidential Television Spots
This study employs Petrocik's Issue Ownership theory to examine issue ownership emphasis and election outcome. Television spots from 1952 to 2004, every presidential campaign thus far to employ TV advertisements, were computer content analyzed. Democratic...
The Dark Side of Self-Monitoring: How High Self-Monitors View Their Romantic Relationships
Individuals differ with regard to self-monitoring. Although self-monitoring is positively related to social skills, little research informs how it influences relational processes. Because self-monitoring gives rise to impression management, it may...
The View from the Ivory Tower: Evaluating Doctoral Programs in Communication
The present study assesses perceptions of (1) the quality of American graduate programs in communication, (2) the qualities that communication scholars deem important in a communication PhD program, and (3) the adequacy of the number of PhD programs...