Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in Communication (MA)
Myria W. Allen
Robert R. Brady
Second Committee Member
Communications and the arts; Communication styles; Cultures; Intercultural communication; Leadership communication
This thesis reports the results of a two-part study investigating preferred leadership communication styles across multiple cultural clusters. Utilizing a survey, part one identified the three most preferred leader communication styles (i.e., dominant, dramatic, contentious, attentive, animated, open, friendly, relaxed, impression leaving) in six cultural clusters. Using focus group data, the second part provides insight into subordinates’ perceptions of how these communication styles are enacted by leaders in each cluster. Guidelines on how to better communicate are offered to expatriates in hopes of helping them more successfully complete overseas tasks. Such guidelines are needed due to the high percentage of failed overseas missions which cost corporations millions of dollars each year.
Cherfan, Joy J., "Preferred Leadership Communication Styles Across Cultures" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 1721.