Sex Differences in Technical Communication: A Perspective from Social Role Theory

  title={Sex Differences in Technical Communication: A Perspective from Social Role Theory},
  author={I. Thompson},
  journal={Journal of Technical Writing and Communication},
  pages={217 - 232}
  • I. Thompson
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Technical Writing and Communication
  • This article interprets technical communication research about sex differences according to social role theory, which argues that sex differences are enculturated through experiences associated with social positions in the family and the workplace. It reevaluates technical communication research about sex differences in communicative and collaborative styles in the classroom and the workplace and about the effects of the double bind that women experience in the workplace. The article concludes… CONTINUE READING
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