Title

Dyadic Effects in Nonverbal Communication: A Variance Partitioning Analysis

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2006

Abstract

Using Kenny's (1994) Social Relations Model, a block-round robin design provided the first reported evidence for dyadic effects in nonverbal communication. That is, some dyads were systematically more or less accurate than the individual-level skill of perceivers and expressors would predict. This dyadic effect appears to be similar in magnitude to individual differences in emotional perception, a topic garnering extensive research attention over several decades. Results generally replicated for judgements across genders and across two cultural groups. These preliminary findings have implications for research on emotional intelligence and other models of affective skill, raising the possibility that accuracy in nonverbal communication combines individual differences with factors beyond the individual level.

Discipline

Human Resources Management | Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Cognition and Emotion

Volume

20

Issue

1

First Page

149

Last Page

159

ISSN

0269-9931

Identifier

10.1080/02699930500339908

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699930500339908