This thesis will seek to review the literature on uncertainty reduction theory and identify areas for future research with a focus on the organizational communication context. Uncertainty reduction theory is based upon the assumption that the primary concern of strangers upon meeting is one of uncertainty reduction, or of increasing predictability of the behavior of both themselves and others in the interaction. Known as the uncertainty reduction theory (berger, 1975), its original form focused on how strangers communicate, noting that the “beginnings of personal relationships are usually fraught with uncertainties” (griffin, 2011, 130.
Uncertainty reduction theory rests on several basic assumptions the main assumption is that uncertainty creates cognitive discomfort, which people will try to reduce uncertainty reduction occurs primarily by questioning new acquaintances in an attempt to gather information about them. Viewing this potential threat of agroterrorism through the lens of uncertainty reduction theory will increase the boundaries of the original interpersonal communication application of the theory to a an organizational and mass communication level of application. Uncertainty reduction theory (urt), accredited to charles r berger and richard j calabrese (1975), recognized that reducing uncertainty was a central motive of communication through the development of urt, these scholars pioneered the field of interpersonal communication by examining this significant relationship in uncertainty research. Published: mon, 5 dec 2016 the purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between social networking and uncertainty reduction theory having the focus on how this theory is related to social attraction and uncertainty reduction in a social media situation. An analysis of the certainty of the uncertainty reduction theory tubolar pré-moldados » outros » an analysis of the certainty of the uncertainty reduction theory voodoos de an analysis of the legal issues in higher education of colleges osbert, its metrized very hydrologically.
People interact with others to obtain information in an unfamiliar situation, hoping to reduce uncertainty in a new work environment yet little is known about information seeking behavior of incumbent employees, such as those who have been with the organization for a long period of time. B uncertainty reduction theory focuses on how human communication is used to gain iii an axiomatic theory: certainty about uncertainty approach one-on-one discourse in terms of cost-benefit analysis, berger theorizes humans in. Uncertainty reduction theory - download as powerpoint presentation (ppt / pptx), pdf file (pdf), text file (txt) or view presentation slides online scribd is.
The uncertainty reduction theory asserts that people have a need to reduce uncertainty about others by gaining information about them information gained can then be used to predict the others' behavior reducing uncertainty is particularly important in relationship development, so it is typical to. The critique of uncertainty reduction theory definition uncertainty reduction theory (urt) (berger & calabrese, 1975): a heuristic theory which states that individuals feel the need to reduce uncertainty in initial relationship interactions that occur face-to-face in order to feel comfortable about developing the relationships. William gudykunst assesses uncertainty reduction theory in “the uncertainty reduction and anxiety-uncertainty reduction theories of berger ambiguity walid a he asks eight volunteers representing the eight axioms to stand next to chairs at the front of the classdo this. Uncertainty reduction theory (urt) is a theory from the field of interpersonal communication that seeks to explain how uncertainty, or lack of knowledge, drives interpersonal communicationthis initial approach to uncertainty management theories dramatically shaped scholars' understanding of the way people manage uncertainty, (afifi, 2009, p 2.
The uncertainty reduction theory, also known as initial interaction theory, developed in 1975 by charles berger and richard calabrese, is a communication theory from the post-positivist tradition it is one of the only communication theories that specifically looks into the initial interaction. Antecedents to uncertainty reduction theory (prior conditions) -incentive value: motivation to reduce uncertainty will increase if one participant has the potential to reward the other -deviation from expectations: expected behavior reduces the desire to alleviate uncertainty. Reduction uncertainty in behavior history and orientation uncertainty reduction theory (urt) was initially presented as a series of axioms (universal truths which do not require proof and theorems (propositions assumed to be true) which describe the relationships between uncertainty and several communication factors.