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Christine Stout, MA

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Organizations for which I currently work:
CSU Fullerton
     Lecturer, I/O Psychology

Blue Sky Professional Services Group
     Project Delivery Consultant

Past employers:
Manhattan Beach Education Foundation
Loyola Marymount University
     Management Lecturer College of Business Administration
Blue Sky Professional Services
     OD Specialist
Loyola Marymount University

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Undergraduate education:
BA in Psychology and English; Loyola Marymount Univ, CA 

Thesis title and abstract:
Media Use Related to Social Influences and Media Cost/Value Assessments
Use of electronic mail, voice mail, telephone, fax, memos, and face-to-face communication by business executives was investigated. Based on survey responses (N = 121; 70% male), utilization of each medium was related to coworker use, as the measure of social influence, and 10 cost/value dimensions: visual/verbal informativeness, ease of use, ability to influence, referencing capability, coordination effort, speed, usability across distances, spontaneity, facilitation of understanding, and facilitation of relationships. Regression analysis supported the hypothesized relationship between coworker use and participant use for every medium, from voice mail (44%) to electronic mail (20%). Cost/value assessments predicted electronic mail use (27%), voice mail (18%), and telephone (16%). Coworker use and cost/value assessments together accounted for the most variance for every medium, from voice mail (51%) to memo (28%). On the cost/value scale ($-$2 to +2), voice mail was rated most favorably (+.75) and memo least favorably ($-$.34). 

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