This study focused on correlates of the compulsive communication construct in New Zealand. Participants were 216 New Zealand university students who completed the Talkaholic Scale to measure their tendency to be compulsive communicators. Self-reports of communication apprehension, willingness to conununicate, argumentativeness, innovativeness, and self-monitoring were also completed. Results indicated a weak negative correlation with communication apprehension and weak positive correlations with argumentativeness and selfmonitoring. Differences in talkaholism between males and females were significant, but the amount of variance accounted for by biological sex was very small. This study provides further support for the distinctiveness of the compulsive communication construct and its measurement through the Talkaholic Scale.
Hackman, Michael Z.; Johnson, Craig E.; and Barthal-Hackman, Tam, "Correlates of Talkaholism in New Zealand: An Intracultural Analysis of the Compulsive Communication Construct" (1995). Faculty Publications - School of Business. 29.