Emotional awareness of audiovisual mediaculture subjects in different styles of interpersonal interaction

Keywords: media environment; media culture; audio mediaculture; styles of interpersonal interaction; musical preferences; emotional awareness


It is analyzed the connection between styles of interpersonal interaction of pupils, students, and other subjects in real life, their emotional awareness and audio mediaculture. The peculiarities of the connection of audio media culture with emotional awareness and interpersonal interaction of the subjects in an audio environment are revealed. There are presented the results of the empirical study of the emotional awareness definition among subjects with different styles of interpersonal interaction in media space. The sample consisted of 140 people aged from 14 to 23 y.o. The set of methods was used: the questionnaire of emotional awareness (Steiner, 2016), the test of interpersonal interaction styles’ determining (V. Maksimov, Yu. Lobeiko), author’s questionnaire “Musical preferences”. The results of the study confirmed the interconnection between the levels of emotional awareness and the styles of interpersonal interaction. There aren’t found any statistically significant connections between interpersonal interaction styles and musical preferences. At the same time, statistically significant connections are found between the levels of emotional awareness and the criteria for audio culture. The assumption is made that highly emotionally aware people use a directive communication style intentionally, for a specific purpose, and people with low emotional awareness – unconsciously, to ease the communication. Those who prefer the non-intervention style, are able to build up the productive relationships in life and at work, but often does not take into account the needs of others. In order to develop the collegial style of relationships, a person should not only distinguish their emotions but also should sympathize, should distinguish the emotions of others. In case of the business style of communication, the attention to one’s own emotions in our society is perceived as a weakness, the inability to sustain business relationships that are primarily about restraint; and this leads to the fact that emotions “go away” to the physical level. Thus, this style of communication should be supported by the understanding of what the communication partner feels. It is made the assumption that by enhancing the audio media culture of an individual, it is possible to form a style of interpersonal interaction indirectly.

How to Cite
Obukhova, N. (2019). Emotional awareness of audiovisual mediaculture subjects in different styles of interpersonal interaction. Scientific Studios on Social and Political Psychology, (44(47), 135-142. https://doi.org/10.33120/ssj.vi44(47).125