Dyadic Effects in Nonverbal Communication: A Variance Partitioning Analysis
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.
Human Resources Management | Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
Cognition and Emotion
Taylor and Francis
Elfenbein, Hillary A.; FOO, Maw Der; Boldry, Jennifer; and TAN, Hwee Hoon.
Dyadic Effects in Nonverbal Communication: A Variance Partitioning Analysis. (2006). Cognition and Emotion. 20, (1), 149-159. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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