The effect of need for closure on college students' problem situation perception and communication behaviors

인지적 종결욕구가 대학생들의 문제 상황인식과 커뮤니케이션 행동에 미치는 영향

  • Shin, Kyung-Ah (Dept. of Advertising & Public Relations, Hanyang University)
  • Received : 2013.10.16
  • Accepted : 2014.01.20
  • Published : 2014.01.28


The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of need for closure on college students' problem recognition and communication behavior. Specifically, this research examined differences about situation recognitions and communication behaviors across level of need for closure factors (preference for order and structure, preference for predictability, decisiveness, discomfort with ambiguity, closed-mindeness). The results show that the participants with higher level of discomfort with ambiguity and low level of closed-mindeness are more likely to high problem recognition, constraint recognition, involvement recognition, and doing active communication behaviors.


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