Gender Communication

Gender Communication

  • Submitted By: nivlac
  • Date Submitted: 03/14/2009 1:01 AM
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Words: 430
  • Page: 2
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 Because of stereotype, there are many kinds of obstacles when communicating between different genders.
 Hence, it is important to understand the differences and try to overcome them.
 My study is to reveal and understand how UKM students communicate between gender, based on their verbal and non verbal communication style that they practice routinely.

• Different communication style that practiced by different gender makes the interpretation and message received different.
• Men tend to communicate like a man while women tend to communicate like a woman.
• For instance, men will be more careful when delivering criticism to boss/ head while women will rather be more careful when delivering criticism to people having status lower than them, such as junior or other team members.

o I have carried out a study on 6 UKM students. They are 3 males and 3 females.
o They were required to complete a sheet of questionnaire which consists of 10 questions.
o It is about the tendency of a person on how to use verbal and non verbal communication when interacting among gender.
o Based on the answers given, they were classified on the ratio of ‘female style’ over ‘male style’.

 Most of the respondents show results that corresponding to the research. Nevertheless, there are some aspects that show arguments:
 According to the research, women use more facial expression and eye contact compared to men. However, my study shows the opposite results. The male respondents feel that it is more effective and is a way to show respect when communicating if they do so.
 My study shows that men tend to cross legs or ankles compared to women. This is because they think that by doing so they feel more comfortable and secure.
 The researchers claim that women tend to keep hands on the arms of chairs, but my study does not follow. The researchers analyze that this is a tendency showing...

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