ERIC Number: ED161099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Elements of Self-Disclosure.
Tubbs, Stewart L.; Baird, John W.
The process of interpersonal self-disclosure is a complex one that is contingent upon a number of interacting factors. Most self-disclosing relationships are characterized by a dyadic interaction (a relationship between two individuals); the use of nonverbal cues in the communicaton of personality states, moods, and feelings; trust and acceptance; and reciprocity. Among the interacting factors that must be considered in discussing a person's decision to disclose are the following: the background and personality of the discloser, the nature of the relationship between discloser and receiver, the discloser's perceptions of the receiver, the content of the disclosure, the social context within which the disclosures are made, and the receiver's reaction (feedback) to the disclosure. A communication model may be used to illustrate the relationships among these factors. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Dyadic Communication; Self Disclosure
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Speech Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 4-7, 1978)