Setting the agenda for the study of group communication in the future, this book presents work that has not previously been explored in the current small group communication literature. It focuses on new theoretical and conceptual directions; examines new research methodologies; looks at antecedent factors affecting group communication; provides insight into both group communication process and practices; and covers different group communication contexts.

New Directions for Functional, Symbolic Convergence, Structuration, and Bona Fide Group Perspectives of Group Communication

JenniferH.WaldeckUniversity of KansasCarolynA.ShepardJeremyTeitelbaumW.JeffreyFarrarDavidR.SeiboldUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

The study of group processes has enjoyed a long and vital role in the social sciences in general and in communication in particular (see Seibold, 1994). Not coincidentally, the importance of communication ...

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