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21 Cards in this Set

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What refers to one's ability to exert influence over others based on the knowledge or expertise that one possesses?
Expert Power.
What is used to refer to the person(s) who engage in the behaviors of agency?
What are those resources that the group has available for accomplishing the task or goal?
Group-task Factors.
What is the theory that describes how social institutions--groups and organizations--are produced, reproduced, and transformed through the use of social rules?
Structuration Theory.
What refers to the actors' ability to monitor their actions and behaviors?
What refers to the material assistance generated by an organization to help the group in accomplishing its goal?
Allocative Resources.
What refers to the power that actors bring to the group or organization?
Where members of an organization depend on rules and resources to guide their decisions about the behaviors or actions that they will employ in their communication.
Duality of Structure.
What refers to the interpersonal characteristics that are employed during communication interactions?
Authoritative Resources.
What is when a person exerts influence on the basis of his or her position or title?
Legitimate Power.
What is based on a person's perception that another has the ability to provide positive reinforcements?
Reward Power.
What refers to the rules and resources that members use to create and sustain the system, as well as to guide their behaviors?
What is power that is based on the expectation that an individual has the ability to exact punishment?
Coercive Power.
What refers to the group or organization itself and the behaviors that the group engages in to pursue its goals?
What refers to the reciprocity of communication behaviors among persons in interactions?
Social Integration.
1. Groups and organizations are produced and reproduced through the use of rules and resources.
2. Communication rules serve as both the medium for and an outcome of interactions.
3. Power structures are present in organizations and guide the decision-making process by providing us with information on how to best accomplish our goals.
Assumptions of Structuration Theory.
What are associated with the group itself, also impact the decision-making process?
Group Factors.
What is defined as the specific behaviors or activities that humans engage in and that are guided by the rules and contexts in which interaction takes place?
What are used to describe the attributes associated with the task?
Objective Factors.
What is the ability of an individual to engage compliance based on the fact that personal relationships have been established between the two interactants?
Referent Power.
What are Agency and Reflexivity, Duality of Structure, and Social Integration?
Elements of Structuration Theory.