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Prof Stephen Croucher BA, MA, PhD

Head of School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing & Regional Director (Wellington)

School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

Professional

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts - University of Nebraska Omaha (2000)
  • Master of Arts - Minnesota State University, Mankato (2003)
  • Doctorate - University of Oklahoma (2006)

Prizes and Awards

  • International Award for top Research Paper Family of Myung Seok Park Financial Award for Outstanding Scholarship for Best Conference paper in Quantitative Research – World Communication Association Conference - World Communication Association (2013)
  • Award for Top Research Paper op Paper in the Communication Apprehension Division of the National Communication Association - National Communication Association (2012)
  • Award for Top Research Paper Family of Myung Seok Park Top Paper Award – Pacific Asian Communication Association Conference - Pacific Asian Communication Association (2012)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Migration

Cross-cultural Communication

Intercultural Communication

Organizational Communication

Religion and Communication

Statistics

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Communication and Media Studies (200100): Communication Studies (200101): International and Development Communication (200103): Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication (200105)

Keywords

Migration

Cross-cultural Communication

Intercultural Communication

Organizational Communication

Religion and Communication

Statistics

Research Outputs

Journal

Little, N., Burger, B., & Croucher, SM. (2017). EDM and Ecstasy: the lived experiences of electronic dance music festival attendees. Journal of New Music Research. , 1-18
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., Zeng, C., & Kassing, J. (2017). Learning to contradict and standing up for the company: An exploration of the relationship between organizational dissent, organizational assimilation, and organizational reputation. International Journal of Business Communication. , 1-19
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., & Kramer, E. (2017). Cultural fusion theory: An alternative to acculturation. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. 10(2), 97-114
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Zeng, C., & Croucher, SM. (2017). An exploration of organization dissent and workplace freedom of speech among young professional intra-urban migrants in Shanghai. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. 10(3), 201-218
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., Zeng, C., Rahmani, D., & Cui, X. (2017). The relationship between organizational dissent and workplace freedom of speech: A cross-cultural analysis in Singapore. Journal of Management and Organization. , 1-15
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Rahmani, D., & Croucher, SM. (2017). Minority groups and communication apprehension: An investigation of Kurdistan. Journal of Intercultural Communication. 2017(43)
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Nshom, E., & Croucher, S. (2017). Perceived threat and prejudice towards immigrants in Finland: A study among early, middle, and late Finnish adolescents. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. , 1-15
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Rahmani, D., & Croucher, SM. (2017). Communication apprehension in Kurdistan: An exploratory analysis. Journal of Intercultural Communication. (43) Retrieved from https://immi.se/intercultural/
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., DeMaris, A., Diers-Lawson, AR., & Roper, S. (2017). Self-Reporting and the Argumentativeness Scale: An Empirical Examination. Argumentation. 31(1), 23-43
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., Galy-Badenas, F., Jäntti, P., Carlson, E., & Cheng, Z. (2016). A Test of the Relationship Between Argumentativeness and Individualism/Collectivism in the United States and Finland. Communication Research Reports. 33(2), 128-136
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Paatelainen, L., Croucher, SM., & Benoit, W. (2016). A functional analysis of the 2012 Finnish Presidential elections.. Studies in Media and Communication. 4(2), 70-80
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Galy-Badenas, F., & Croucher, SM. (2016). Men and women in positions of responsibility: A qualitative analysis of organizational readiness in France and Finland. Journal of Intercultural Communication. 2016(41)
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, S., Rahmani, D., Sakkinen, K., & Hample, D. (2016). Communication apprehension, self-perceived communication competence, and willingness to communication in Singapore. Journal of Intercultural Communication. 2016(40)
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., Galy-Badenas, F., Jäntti, P., Carlson, E., & Ziying, C. (2016). A test of the relationship between argumentativeness, individualism/collectivism, and conflict style preference in the United States and Finland.. Communication Research Reports. 33, 128-136
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM. (2016). Further development of integrated threat theory and intergroup contact: a reply to Aberson (2015). Communication Monographs. 83(2), 269-275
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., Sommier, M., Kuchma, A., & Melnychenko, V. (2015). A content analysis of the discourses of “religion” and “spirituality” in communication journals: 2002-2012. Journal of Communication and Religion. 38, 42-79
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., Rahmani, D., & Sommier, M. (2015). The state of intercultural communication: The past, current focus, and the future. Communication, Research, and Practice. 1, 71-87
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., Sommier, M., Rahmani, D., & Appenrodt, J. (2015). A cross-cultural analysis of communication apprehension: A comparison of three European nations. Journal of Intercultural Communication. 39
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., & Rahmani, D. (2015). A Longitudinal Test of the Effects of Facebook on Cultural Adaptation. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. 8(4), 330-345
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., Spencer, AT., & McKee, C. (2014). Religion, Religiosity, Sex, and Willingness to Express Political Opinions: A Spiral of Silence Analysis of the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election. Atlantic Journal of Communication. 22(2), 111-123
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., & Nshom, E. (2014). Threats and attitudes towards Russian speaking immigrants: A comparative study between younger and older Finns. Russian Journal of Communication. 6(3), 308-317
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Turner, JS., & Croucher, SM. (2014). An examination of the relationships among United States college students' media use habits, need for cognition, and grade point average. Learning, Media and Technology. 39(2), 199-214
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., Juntunen, S., & Zeng, C. (2014). Muslim immigration to India: The influence of religiosity on the perception of immigrant threat. Journal of Communication and Religion. 37(2), 79-92
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., Parrott, K., Zeng, C., & Gomez, O. (2014). A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Organizational Dissent and Workplace Freedom in Five European Economies. Communication Studies. 65(3), 298-313
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., Galy-Badenas, F., & Ruotsalainen, M. (2014). Host culture acceptance, religiosity, and the threat of muslim immigration an integrated threat analysis in Spain. Journal of Intercultural Communication. (35)
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., Otten, R., Ball, M., Grimes, T., Ainsworth, B., Begley, K., . . . Corzo, L. (2013). Argumentativeness and Political Participation: A Cross-Cultural Analysis in the United States and Turkey. Communication Studies. 64(1), 18-32
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., Kassing, JW., & Diers-Lawson, AR. (2013). Accuracy, Coherence, and Discrepancy in Self- and Other-Reports: Moving toward an Interactive Perspective of Organizational Dissent. Management Communication Quarterly. 27(3), 425-442
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., Homsey, D., Brusch, E., Buyce, C., DeSilva, S., & Thompson, A. (2013). Prejudice toward American Muslims: An integrated threat analysis. Journal of Intercultural Communication. (32)
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM. (2013). Self-construals, conflict styles, and religious identification in India. International Journal of Conflict Management. 24(4), 421-436
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM. (2013). Religiosity and willingness to seek treatment for HIV/AIDS: An analysis in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Journal of Communication and Religion. 36(2), 195-213
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM. (2013). The relationship between communication apprehension and linguistic fluency: An analysis of north african and Russian immigrants in france. Russian Journal of Communication. 5(3), 205-213
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM. (2013). The Difference in Verbal Aggressiveness Between the United States and Thailand. Communication Research Reports. 30(3), 264-269
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM. (2013). Communication Apprehension, Self-Perceived Communication Competence, and Willingness to Communicate: A French Analysis. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. 6(4), 298-316
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., Bruno, A., McGrath, P., Adams, C., McGahan, C., Suits, A., . . . Huckins, A. (2012). Conflict Styles and High-Low Context Cultures: A Cross-Cultural Extension. Communication Research Reports. 29(1), 64-73
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., Holody, K., Anarbaeva, S., Braziunaite, R., Garcia-Michael, V., Yoon, KS., . . . Spencer, A. (2012). Religion and the Relationship Between Verbal Aggressiveness and Argumentativeness. Atlantic Journal of Communication. 20(2), 116-129
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., Homsey, D., Guarino, L., Bohlin, B., Trumpetto, J., Izzo, A., . . . Sykes, T. (2012). Jealousy in Four Nations: A Cross-Cultural Analysis. Communication Research Reports. 29(4), 353-360
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM. (2013). Integrated Threat Theory and Acceptance of Immigrant Assimilation: An Analysis of Muslim Immigration in Western Europe. Communication Monographs. 80(1), 46-62
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM. (2011). Editorial welcome to volumes 40-42. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research. 40(1), 1-2
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, S. (2011). Muslim and Christian conflict styles in Western Europe. International Journal of Conflict Management. 22(1), 60-74
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM. (2011). Social Networking and Cultural Adaptation: A Theoretical Model. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. 4(4), 259-264
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., Holody, KJ., Hicks, MV., Oommen, D., & DeMaris, A. (2011). An examination of conflict style preferences in India. International Journal of Conflict Management. 22(1), 10-34
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., Austin, M., Fang, L., & Holody, KJ. (2011). Interpersonal attraction and religious identification: a comparative analysis of Muslims and Hindus in India. Asian Journal of Communication. 21(6), 564-574
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., Faulkner, SL., Oommen, D., & Long, B. (2010). Demographic and religious differences in the dimensions of self-disclosure among Hindus and Muslims in India. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research. 39(1), 29-48
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., Oommen, D., Hicks, MV., Holody, KJ., Anarbaeva, S., Yoon, K., . . . Aljahli, AI. (2010). The effects of self-construal and religiousness on argumentativeness: A cross-cultural analysis. Communication Studies. 61(2), 135-155
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., Oommen, D., Borton, I., Anarbaeva, S., & Turner, JS. (2010). The influence of religiosity and ethnic identification on media use among Muslims and Non-Muslims in France and Britain. Mass Communication and Society. 13(3), 314-334
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., Braziunaite, R., Homsey, D., Pillai, G., Saxena, J., Saldanha, A., . . . Agarwal, K. (2009). Organizational dissent and argumentativeness: A comparative analysis between american and indian organizations. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research. 38(3), 175-191
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., Long, BL., Meredith, MJ., Oommen, D., & Steele, EL. (2009). Factors predicting organizational identification with intercollegiate forensics teams. Communication Education. 58(1), 74-91
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., Oommen, D., & Steele, EL. (2009). An examination of media usage among french-muslims. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research. 38(1), 41-57
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Meirick, PC., Sims, JD., Gilchrist, ES., & Croucher, SM. (2009). All the children are above average: Parents' perceptions of education and materialism as media effects on their own and other children. Mass Communication and Society. 12(2), 217-237
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., & Spencer, A. (2008). Spiral of silence and ETA: An analysis of the perceptions of French and Spanish Basque and non-Basque. International Communication Gazette. 70, 137-154
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM. (2008). An analysis of Montreal's Quartier Chinois and sense of self: A Law can harm a dragon, but The Law can not kill the dragon. CHINESE JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION. 1(2), 213-223
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Spencer, AT., & Croucher, SM. (2008). Basque nationalism and the spiral of silence: An analysis of public perceptions of ETA in Spain and France. International Communication Gazette. 70(2), 137-153
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM. (2006). The impact of external pressures on an ethnic community: The case of montréal's quartier chinois and muslim-french immigrants. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research. 35(3), 235-252
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., Thornton, T., & Eckstein, J. (2006). Organizational identity, culture, and student motivation among intercollegiate forensics competitors. National Forensics Journal. 24, 1-15
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM. (2005). Cultural adaptation and the situation of French immigrants: A case study analysis of French immigration and cultural adaptation. International Journal of Communication. 15, 147-164
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM. (2004). I uh know what like you are saying: An analysis of discourse markers in limited preparation events. National Forensics Journal. 21, 38-52
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Cronn-Mills, D., & Croucher, SM. (2001). Judging the judges: An analysis of individual events ballots. Speaker Points. 8(2) Retrieved from http://www.phirhopi.org/prp/spkrpts8.2/extemp.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Croucher, S.

Book

Croucher, SM. (2017). Changes in conflict over time: A longitudinal examination of conflict-style approaches. In B. Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, P. Wilson, & S. Croucher (Eds.) Approaches to conflict: Theoretical, interpersonal, and discursive dynamics. (pp. 33 - 42). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield
[Chapter]Authored by: Croucher, S.Edited by: Croucher, S.
Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, B., Wilson, P., & Croucher, SM. (2017). Introducing approaches to conflict. In B. Lewandowskz-Tomaszcyk, P. Wilson, & S. Croucher (Eds.) Approaches to conflict: Theoretical, interpersonal, and discursive dynamics. (pp. 1 - 6). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield
[Chapter]Authored by: Croucher, S.Edited by: Croucher, S.
Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, B., Wilson, P., & Croucher, SM. (Eds.) (2017). Approaches to conflict: Theoretical, Interpersonal, and Discursive Dynamics. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield
[Edited Book]Authored by: Croucher, S.Edited by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM.(2017). Global perspectives on intercultural communication. : Routledge
[Authored Book]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Välipakka, H., Zeng, C., Lahti, M., & Croucher, SM. (2016). Experiencing cultural contact at work: An exploration of immigrant perceptions of work in Finland. In S. Shenoy-Packer, & E. Gabor (Eds.) Immigrants communicating meanings of work. (pp. 21 - 32). : Peter Lang
[Chapter]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM.(2016). Understanding communication theory: A beginner’s guide. : Routledge
[Authored Book]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., & Cronn-Mills, D.(2014). Understanding research methods: A theoretical and practical approach. : Routledge
[Authored Book]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM. (2013). Religion and conflict: An emerging field of inquiry. In The SAGE Handbook of Conflict Communication: Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice. (pp. 563 - 584).
[Chapter]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., & Harris, TM.(2012). Religion and communication: An anthology of extensions in theory, research, and method.. New York: Peter Lang Publishers
[Authored Book]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., & Cronn-Mills, D.(2011). Religious Misperceptions The Case of Muslims and Christians in France and Britain. : Hampton Press (NJ)
[Authored Book]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM. (2011). What does it mean to be moral? A cross-cultural and cross-religious analysis of morality among muslims and christians in Britain and France. In Ethical Issues in International Communication. (pp. 35 - 51).
[Chapter]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM.(2008). Looking Beyond the Hijab. : Hampton Pr
[Authored Book]Authored by: Croucher, S.

Conference

Croucher, SM.Teaching intercultural communication in an intercultural environment. . Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Subanaliev, T., Turdubaeva, E., & Croucher, SM.An exploratory analysis of argumentativeness in Kyrgyzstan. . Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Galy-Badenas, F., Croucher, SM., Sharapan, M., Salonen, M., Rodrigo, H., & Condon, S.Immigrant and refugee perceptions of Finnish culture. . Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Kuchma, A., & Croucher, SM.Relationship between intercultural friendship networks and homesickness of international degree students. . Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Hui, C., & Croucher, SM.A cross-cultural analysis of the links between organizational dissent and humor in the United States, Korea, Japan, and China. . San Diego, CA
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., Condon, S., Campbell, E., Galy-Badenas, F., Rahmani, D., Nshom, E., . . . Zeng, C.A longitudinal analysis of the relationship between adaptation and argumentativeness: A curvilinear relationship. . San Diego, CA
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Croucher, S.
Croucher, SM., Nshom, E., Zeng, C., & Rahmani, D.Social desirability bias among prejudice scales: An integrated threat analysis. . San Diego, CA
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Croucher, S.

Supervision and Teaching

Teaching

1. I have regularly taught the following classes: 

Intercultural Communication, Research Methods, Statistics, Organizational Communication, Migration and Transition, Communication Theory

2. Doctoral Advisees

Oommen, D. (2010) - Bowling Green State University

Ngwayuh, E. (2016). - University of Jyväskylä

Sommier, M. (2016). University of Jyväskylä

Albuquerque, A. (exp. 2018) - University of Jyväskylä

Örn, J. (exp. 2018) - University of Jyväskylä

Rahmani, D. (exp. 2017) - University of Jyväskylä

Zeng, C. (exp. 2018) - University of Jyväskylä

3. Master's Advisees

Bowling Green State University - 4

University of Jyväskylä - 38 

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