2014 Student Research Conference:
27th Annual Student Research Conference

Interpersonal Relationships Between Greeks and non Greeks
Bernice L. Appiah*, Meredeth E. Bruns, and Rachael L. Rockamann
Dr. Darson L. Rhodes, Faculty Mentor

Addressing personal and social competence, including interpersonal communication skills, is part of best practice in health education. Surveys were distributed to 186 Midwestern college students to examine the differences in interpersonal communication skills of Greek and non-Greek students. Statistically significant differences existed between mean scores of Greek (M = 241.64, SD = 23.30) and non-Greek students (M = 250.11, SD = 23.04) for the total interpersonal communications scale, t(184) = -2.48, p = 0.01, the empathy subscale (M =38.59, SD = 5.35; M = 41.36, SD = 4.14), t(184) =-3.983, p = 0.00, and the conflict resolution subscale (M = 44.81, SD = 5.51; M = 46.76, SD = 5.81), t(184) = -2.324, p = 0.02. Interventions designed to improve interpersonal communication skills may need to be considered as part of health education efforts targeted toward the Greek student population.

Keywords: interpersonal, communication, skills

Topic(s):Interdisciplinary
Health Science

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 311-5
Location: VH 1010
Time: 2:00

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