Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Arts (MA)
Department / School
Communication Studies and Theatre
Jerry D. Jorgensen
This study examines a method of communication, verbal aggression, focusing on the perception of verbal aggression in interpersonal relationships. Using the FIRO B theory, individuals were asked to determine their levels of control, inclusion, and affection. Those results were then correlated with results on a revised version of The Verbal Aggressiveness Scale. The final step in this study was to assess the level of relational satisfaction in the relationship that was investigated. One hundred and fourteen upper level students attending a Midwestern university were used in this research project. A proposed model of interpersonal communication and its relationship to verbal aggression was also proposed in this project.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
FIRO-B (Personality test)
South Dakota State University
Tolman, Mark Lane, "A Proposed Model of Interpersonal Communication: Using FIRO as an Antecedent to Verbal Aggression" (1995). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 165.