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Communication Competence

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

The need for competent communication dates back to the beginning of time. It has always been necessary to have effective and appropriate interaction among citizens who are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and motivation to sustain a progressive citizenry. The term communication competence applies to a range of interconnected fields of study that focus on broad aspects of socialization and interaction, including identity studies, as communication competence depends on an understanding of one's own identity and the identity of the other.

Conceptually, communication competence stems from knowing appropriate rules and behaviors ...

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