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Superior-subordinate communication dimensions and working relationship: Gender preferences in a Malaysian organization


Abu Bakar, Hassan and Mohamad, Bahtiar and Mustaffa, Che Su (2007) Superior-subordinate communication dimensions and working relationship: Gender preferences in a Malaysian organization. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 36 (1). pp. 51-69. ISSN 1747-5759

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Abstract

This paper attempts to investigate the Western proposition on the communication preferences of male and female employees in a Malaysian organization. Based on the literature, Western scholars suggest that male employees prefer working communication with their superior that will allow them to accomplish their jobs. On the other hand, female employees prefer relationship communication with their superior in order to maintain and develop their relationship with their superior. Our findings show the combination's of working and relationship communication emerging from Malaysian male and female respondents. The consequences of these findings are discussed and elaborated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Superior-subordinate communications, working relationships, LMX theory and gender
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Che Su Mustaffa
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2010 02:01
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2010 06:27
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/185

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