Weisz communication styles inventory (WCSI: Version 1.0): development and validation

Robert Weisz, Jahanvash Karim
2011 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Borrowed heavily from child development theories, we proposed that people mainly use four psychological languages or communication styles for satisfying their different set of needs, that is, relationships (R) for affection, ideas (I) for attention, structures (S) for confirmation, and values (V) for esteem. Two studies were undertaken to develop a communication styles inventory. Multiple Correspondence Analysis and Latent Class Analysis (study 1) results indicated that 15-items communication
more » ... yles inventory discriminates well among the four communication styles (i.e., R, I, S, V). Results of study two (university students) indicated that communication styles inventory is related to but yet different from the Big Five personality dimensions and emotional intelligence.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.04.063 fatcat:2abod7yz7jhf3afyaabfbkgpf4