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date: 27 January 2023

Gender Issues in Intergroup Communicationlocked

Gender Issues in Intergroup Communicationlocked

  • V. Skye WingateV. Skye WingateDepartment of Communication, University of California, Davis
  •  and Nicholas A. PalomaresNicholas A. PalomaresDepartment of Communication, University of California, Davis


Gender is conceptualized as a social construct rather than biologically determined. Gender shapes communication in intergroup contexts. Gender influences communication in assorted domains, such as nonverbal behavior and emotion, language, friendship, self-disclosure, social support and advice, group decision making, leadership emergence, gaming, and aggression. Considering gender-based communication in each of these domains provides insight into the manner in which gender-based communication is conceptualized and understood. Gender is a meaningful factor, but not the sole determinant, of communication because other factors can moderate gender’s influence.


  • Gender (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies)
  • Intergroup Communication

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