International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 9, Part E (2019)
An exploratory study on conversational skills of males with their spouses: A regional comparative perspective
Namita Tayal and Virendra Pratap Yadav
Conversations can be understood in terms of informal talk which is used in daily chores of life; it facilitates the process of social bonding and maintains the relations at multi-level of interactions. Conversation is quite different from communication. Conversation is an informal dialogue delivery whereas communication is more systematic and formal in nature. The present study was carried out to explore the regional differences on conversational skills of males with their spouses. In this study, 100 female participants were selected from two different regions Delhi and Haryana. To tap the conversational skills, Conversational Skills Rating Scale (CSRS- Partner form) developed by Brain H Spitzberg was used. This scale measures four aspects of conversational skills: attentiveness, composure, expressiveness and coordination. In the second phase of the study Qualitative interviews were carried out to understand the reasons behind such differences. It was observed that regions do affect the way people learn and utilize conversational skills during the interactions with their partners. This research has larger implication in exploring the relationship between region and the conversational skills of the people of a particular region. This knowledge further helps in modifying or bettering the skills of people of a particular region through proper training, which can improve their personal as well as professional life.
How to cite this article:
Namita Tayal and Virendra Pratap Yadav. An exploratory study on conversational skills of males with their spouses: A regional comparative perspective. International Journal of Applied Research. 2019; 5(9): 288-292.