Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Theodore G. Grove
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Communication
1 online resource (111 p.)
Oral communication, Interpersonal communication
This investigation explored the dialectic of communication competence from an historical prospective and successfully identified seven common threads in competence theory. Communication skills and skills classifications were linked to competency issues. A content analysis of the 452 page leading national skills level communication text identified 185 skills behaviors along with their associated communication competencies. Skills were described in twelve categories; however, no consistent definition or treatment of communication skills was in evidence. Implications of the findings were discussed.
Bales, Lynn, "The Concept of "Communication Skills" in the Discipline of Speech Communication" (1992). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4221.