Mars, Venus and Gray: Gender Communication

Kamarul Zaman Ahmad, Kalaiselvee Rethinam
2010 International Business Research  
This research tests the propositions relating to gender communication by Gray (1992) in his book titled "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" which had remarkable similarities with Tannen's (1990) research. It would be interesting to find out whether Gray's statements about gender differences in communication can be supported by an empirical study conducted in Malaysia. The sample consisted of 182 executives and non-executives (73 males and 109 females). T-test results show that out of 23
more » ... ow that out of 23 statements made by Gray (1992), only 8 were supported, 10 were not supported and 5 were actually true for the opposite gender. The implication of this is that one should be very careful when using Grays (1992) book as a guide to gender-related communication in Malaysia.
doi:10.5539/ibr.v3n2p24 fatcat:ce2qpbxoabhfvdb7fduyw236pm