The Constitutive Relationship of Listening to Hope, Emotional Intelligence, Stress, and Life Satisfaction

Laura Umphrey, John C. Sherblom

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Communication scholars conceptualize communication as constitutive of meaning, arguing that we must place communication first as a primary, fundamental explanation, not as a secondary phenomenon to be explained by psychological antecedents (Cooren, 2012; Craig, 1999; Hecht, 1993; Luhmann, 1992; Manning, 2014). The present study uses a constitutive communication approach to model the relationship of listening to the cognitive states of hope, emotional intelligence, stress, and life satisfaction. A path analysis model lends support to the constitutive communication perspective, indicating that listening styles are predictive of hope, emotional intelligence, stress, and life satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-25
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Journal of Listening
StateAccepted/In press - Apr 9 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Applied Psychology

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