A naturalistic observation of gender differences in polite behavior when alighting from a bus

Dafni Markoulaki-Leontidou

The current study took a sociocultural approach to examine the gender differences in politeness when getting off a bus. Previous research revealed that women smile more than men do in social settings. Further research provided evidence that women are more polite than men are. In this particular research communication methods were measured quantitatively for both men and women. The results showed that there was no statistically significant difference of politeness between men and women. In conclusion both men and women are similarly polite.

Dafni Markoulaki-Leontidou

The current study took a sociocultural approach to examine the gender differences in politeness when getting off a bus. Previous research revealed that women smile more than men do in social settings. Further research provided evidence that women are more polite than men are. In this particular research communication methods were measured quantitatively for both men and women. The results showed that there was no statistically significant difference of politeness between men and women. In conclusion both men and women are similarly polite.