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Communication and relational development between Catholic and Protestant students in Northern Ireland

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Dickson, David, Hargie, Owen and Rainey, Seanenne (2000) Communication and relational development between Catholic and Protestant students in Northern Ireland. Australian Journal of Communication, 27 (1). pp. 67-82. [Journal article]

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Abstract

This article presents the results of a major investigation into the content and pattern of inter and intradenominational disclosure, and the degree to which relationship development occurs, between all Protestant and Catholic first-year students from Northern Ireland (n=270), who were enrolled in one faculty of a major university. The study was in three parts: a self-report survey encompassing measures of group identification, self-disclosure, attraction, trust, and out-group contact; an analysis of students’ verbal and nonverbal behaviour patterns in cross-denominational dyads; and a focus group study of students’ attitudes and experiences. Results in all three parts reveal major differences between the two denominations.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Communication
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Psychology Research Institute > Peace, Conflict & Equality
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Communication
ID Code:8960
Deposited By:Professor Owen Hargie
Deposited On:21 Jan 2010 10:06
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 10:56

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