Does gender affect communication?




Today sex is no longer considered only as a biological feature. Being a woman or a man does not just mean having particular anatomy. Femininity and masculinity in the modern discourse are a more comprehensive concept, considered as biological, social and cultural sex.

The present study aims at examining the influence of gender on verbal and nonverbal communication as well as the existing relationship between them. The main purpose of my research was to investigate the role of gender in communication among graduate students. The research aims at answering five questions connected with gender. It resulted from my research in the determined way that sex is playing a major role in interpersonal communication. The research outcome provided information that nonverbal gestures have an impact on interpersonal communication. Another thing observed by me was the fact that men and women pay attention to different aspect during a conversation.


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