Misunderstanding in marital communication: A study of couples' nonverbal communication

Noller P. (1980) Misunderstanding in marital communication: A study of couples' nonverbal communication. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 39 6: 1135-1148. doi:10.1037/h0077716


Author Noller P.
Title Misunderstanding in marital communication: A study of couples' nonverbal communication
Journal name Journal of Personality and Social Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-3514
Publication date 1980-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/h0077716
Volume 39
Issue 6
Start page 1135
End page 1148
Total pages 14
Subject 3312 Sociology and Political Science
3207 Social Psychology
Abstract Each member of 48 married couples (Cs) sent a standard set of ambiguous messages to his or her spouse and decoded a similar set received from the spouse. The ambiguous messages were designed so that the verbal content could have a positive, neutral, or negative meaning depending on the nonverbal communication that accompanied it. All messages were rated by groups of judges who categorized each error as related to encoding or decoding. Females were better encoders than males, particularly with regard to positive messages. Cs with high marital adjustment were able to communicate more effectively, especially in the case of the husbands who sent more clear messages and made fewer errors than those in the low marital adjustment group. Females also had a higher percentage of the errors on their messages accounted for by their spouses' decoding than did males. (49 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
Keyword marital adjustment &
sex, quality of nonverbal communication, spouses
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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