Students and Faculty Collaborate for Religious Communication Association Conference
In November, Managerial and Organizational Communication (MOCM) students Nikki Lynn and Paige Sandberg traveled to New Orleans to deliver a paper at the Religious Communication Association Pre-conference at the Royal Sonata Hotel. The paper entitled “The Effects of Communication, Personality, and Religiosity on College Students Conflict management Style” included two additional co-authors, recent graduate Elizabeth Womack and Dr. G.L. Forward, professor of organizational communication.
The research found that individuals who score higher in communication competence, religiosity, and argumentativeness are more likely to seek collaborative solutions when dealing with conflict. Additionally, a comparison of males and females found that females in our sample consistently scored higher on communication competence and internal locus of control, while males scored higher on argumentativeness.
The paper was competitively selected through a blind review process and began as a COM465 Theories & Research project. This is the ninth COM465 project to be selected for presentation at national or regional communication conferences since the course has been taught by Dr. Forward.