This article presents the results of a major investigation into the content and pattern of inter and intradenominational disclosure, and the degree to which relationship development occurs, between all Protestant and Catholic first-year students from Northern Ireland (n=270), who were enrolled in one faculty of a major university. The study was in three parts: a self-report survey encompassing measures of group identification, self-disclosure, attraction, trust, and out-group contact; an analysis of students’ verbal and nonverbal behaviour patterns in cross-denominational dyads; and a focus group study of students’ attitudes and experiences. Results in all three parts reveal major differences between the two denominations.
|Journal||Australian Journal of Communication|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|