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ERIC Number: ED178806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Comfortable Interpersonal Distance: Aspects of the Interpersonal Behaviour in a Sample of 16-Year-Old Subjects, Males and Females.
Comunian, Anna Laura
According to Duke and Newicki, the distance maintained by a subject towards an approach stimulus is closely related to the internal structures of his personality. The test puts the subject's projective personality and the perception that the group has of the subject into relief. Duke and Newiski's "Comfortable Interpersonal Distance" (C.I.D.) was applied to a sample of 54 subjects. Once the subject's minor and major tendencies to the approach were measured, Moreno's sociometric test was applied to the group to which they belong. At the same time the subject's other characteristics were shown using Gordon's "Survey of Interpersonal Values" (S.I.V.) questionniare on the values which are held to be important in interpersonal relationships, and using Machover's "Draw a Human Figure" (DHF) test for the projective study of the self-image. From the results of the various tests certain significant differences in spatial behavior emerged between popular, isolated, and excluded subjects. In particular, the importance--of the behavior of the subject's interaction--of the projective perception and the group's perception was shown. An attempt within the total sample was made to show the existence of any significant sex differences. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Comfortable Interpersonal Distance Scale; Italy
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (5th Biennial, Lund, Sweden, June 25-29, 1979); Best copy available