Group Communication – Elements of Group Communication

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Introduction to Group Communication Quiz

The key terms in this Group Communication course include Psychological Environment, Group Members.


In a communication transaction, context represents

a group’s physical and psychological environment.

the response or reaction to a message.

the media through which group members share messages.

anything that interferes with or inhibits effective communication.

Correct. Context refers to the physical and psychological environment in which a group communicates. 


When seeking to resolve group tensions, the dialectic approach recommends a(n) __________________ approach.

approach/avoidance

both/and

either/or

compromise

Correct. A both/and approach helps group members collaborate with one another in pursuit of a common goal. 


The purpose or objective toward which a group is directed is referred to as

synergy.

a common goal.

group communication.

interaction.

Correct. The common goal is the shared purpose or objective toward which group work is directed. 


A virtual team is one that

exists only for a short period of time.

has the same dynamic as other groups.

lacks a leader.

relies on technology to communicate

Correct. Virtual teams rely on one or more mediated technologies to collaborate, often across time, distance, and organizational boundaries. 


Group Communication – Elements of Group Communication


In dialectic terms, effective groups balance conflict with

structure.

cohesion.

conformity.

closed systems.

Correct. The value of constructive conflict is balanced with the need for unity and cohesiveness. 


In a communication transaction, context represents

a group’s physical and psychological environment.

the response or reaction to a message.

the media through which group members share messages.

anything that interferes with or inhibits effective communication.

Correct. Context refers to the physical and psychological environment in which a group communicates. 


When seeking to resolve group tensions, the dialectic approach recommends a(n) __________________ approach.

approach/avoidance

both/and

either/or

compromise

Correct. A both/and approach helps group members collaborate with one another in pursuit of a common goal. 


The purpose or objective toward which a group is directed is referred to as

synergy.

a common goal.

group communication.

interaction.

Correct. The common goal is the shared purpose or objective toward which group work is directed. 


A virtual team is one that

exists only for a short period of time.

has the same dynamic as other groups.

lacks a leader.

relies on technology to communicate

Correct. Virtual teams rely on one or more mediated technologies to collaborate, often across time, distance, and organizational boundaries. 


In dialectic terms, effective groups balance conflict with

structure.

cohesion.

conformity.

closed systems.

Correct. The value of constructive conflict is balanced with the need for unity and cohesiveness. 


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