Sex and sycophancy: Communication strategies for ascendance in same-sex and mixed-sex superior-subordinate dyads

@article{Sussman1980SexAS,
  title={Sex and sycophancy: Communication strategies for ascendance in same-sex and mixed-sex superior-subordinate dyads},
  author={L. Sussman and Terry A. Pickett and Irene Anchini Berzinski and F. W. Pearce},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  year={1980},
  volume={6},
  pages={113-127}
}
The purpose of this study was to examine communication strategies for ascendance in same-sex and mixed-sex superior-subordinate dyads. The strategies, operationalized in terms of task and social facilitation, were derived from Bales' Interaction Process Analysis categories. Corollary data were collected relative to the subordinate's expected job satisfaction under male versus female supervision. Results indicated that (1) the perceived importance of task versus social facilitative strategies… Expand
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