Study of Interpersonal Communication Skills for Males and Females Aged 19-65

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Studyof Interpersonal Communication Skills for Males and Females Aged19-65

Studyof Interpersonal Communication Skills for Males and Females Aged19-65

Abstract

Thiswas study carried out for sample of 30 valid cases of both males andfemales where by males accounted 40% and females 60% of the totalrespondents. The study involved testing the intrapersonal skillsthrough manipulation of various variables such Eye test,Communication test and the Age as the independent variables in theexperiment. Previous research work has indicated that associationexist between the eye test and the age, (Plumbet al.,2001).

ThePopulation of the study involved males and females where majority ofthe respondents were from females which accounts 60% of the totalsample response. This test was administered randomly for adults ofdifferent ages ranging from 19 years to 65 years. The test involvedtesting the intrapersonal communication and eye sight ability amongthe sample selected from the population.

Inthe study we set the baseline assumption/hypothesis thatcommunication skills, age and the eye sight have no any significantassociation that affect the gender. In advanced ages the visionability is reduced due to the effects of disease such aspergersyndrome, (Jolliffe etal.,1997).

Table1.10Descriptive statistics showing gender distribution in the population

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Frequency

Percent

Total

Female

18

60.0

30

Male

12

40.0

Table1.10 indicates that the samples from which the experiment was donehad a total of 30 valid respondents with females accounting for 60%of the total sample while male accounting for 40%.Gender in ourexperiment is the dependent variables while age, communication skillsand eye vision ability are the independent variable.

Fig1.10 Showing Gender Distributions

Table1.11 Descriptive statistics for Eye, Age and Communication.

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&nbsp

Age

Eyes

Communication

Sample

30

30

30

Mean

40.1000

.6277

.7140

Median

40.5000

.5900

.6950

Mode

22.00a

.53

.65

Std. Deviation

11.73074

.15945

.15928

Skewness

-.025

.410

-.531

Std. Error of Skewness

.427

.427

.427

Range

46.00

.59

.74

Minimum

19.00

.34

.25

Maximum

&nbsp

65.00

.93

.99

Discussionof the results

Fromthe table 1.11 it is clearly indicated that the sample population hada mean age of 40 years with a minimum 19 years and maximum of 65years with 11 years as std. deviation with a negative skewness of0.25.The median age of the sample population is 40.5 years withmultiple modes and range of 46 as indicated in the table above. Ageis independent variable from the experiment. This clearly states thatthe population was drawn randomly selected from normal distributedpopulation.

Eyevision was another independent which was measured in the experimentin that the mean eye sight of .6277having a minimum of 0.34 and maximum of 0.93 with a std. deviation of.15945.The eye test for the adults has a median and mode of 0.59 and0.53 respectively.

Communicationskills test revealed that the sample population had a mean score of.7140 with a minimum and maximum of0.25 and 0.99 respectively with a standard deviation of .15928.Thecommunication skill test was negatively skewed with a value of 0.53as all indicated in the table

InferentialStatistics

Table1.12 Showing Inferential statistics.

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&nbsp

Age

Eyes

Communication

Age

Pearson Correlation

1

.419*

.308

&nbsp

Sig. (2-tailed)

.021

.098

&nbsp

N

30

30

30

Eyes

Pearson Correlation

.419*

1

.666**

&nbsp

Sig. (2-tailed)

.021

.000

&nbsp

N

30

30

30

Communication

Pearson Correlation

.308

.666**

1

&nbsp

Sig. (2-tailed)

.098

.000

&nbsp

&nbsp

N

30

30

30

*. Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed).

Table1.12 shows that age and eye sight test are significant with moderatepositive association 0.419 and p-value&lt (0.05).This shows thatincrease in age increases the chances of passing the eye skill testbut with advanced age this might show negative association due toreduction in vision ability as age increases .Communication skillsare positively associated with age it is not significant independentvariable in explaining the ability to pass the communication skillssince the p-value is &gt0.05 for two tailed.

References

Baron‐Cohen,S., Wheelwright, S., Hill, J., Raste, Y., &amp Plumb, I. (2001). The“Reading the Mind in the Eyes” test revised version: A study withnormal adults, and adults with Asperger syndrome or high‐functioningautism.Journalof child psychology and psychiatry,&nbsp42(2),241-251.

Baron-Cohen,S., Wheelwright, S., &amp Jolliffe, A. T. (1997). Is there a&quotlanguage of the eyes&quot? Evidence from normal adults, and adultswith autism or Asperger syndrome.&nbspVisualCognition,&nbsp4(3),311-331.

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