Attentiveness as a Style of Communication: A Structural Analysis
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Attentiveness, as a stylistic component, is introduced as a construct in its own right. A 30‐item, pencil and paper measure is presented which focuses upon behavioral signals, sensitivities, and self‐evaluations. A factor analysis and elementary linkage analysis show that the attentiveness construct can be accurately represented in terms of these three factors. Two regression analyses indicate that attentiveness is a function of posture, verbal behavior, and eye contact. Finally, it is demonstrated that attentiveness (via amount of listening behavior) varies as a function of role status across differing contexts.
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Communication Monographs, v. 46, issue 1, p. 13-26
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Norton, Robert W. and Pettegrew, Loyd S., "Attentiveness as a Style of Communication: A Structural Analysis" (1979). Communication Faculty Publications. 347.