ERIC Number: ED195897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Self-Disclosure and Attraction: A Self-Perception Analysis.
Archer, Richard L.; And Others
Recent attempts to clear up the controversy over when and why receipt of an intimate self-disclosure leads to attraction in a first encounter have called attention to the possible role of the perceiver's own disclosure. To investigate the influence of the perceiver's own disclosure on attraction to a disclosing stimulus person, female subjects (N=48) selected two topics and disclosed information on them to a confederate stimulus person. This disclosure was manipulated to occur either before or after the videotaped confederate selected and disclosed three topics that were either low or high in intimacy. Attraction was assessed by means of a three-item summed liking index and a six-item summed impressions index. Results indicate that impressions of the confederate were more positive when the confederate disclosed first and when she disclosed intimately. The perceiver's own disclosure was correlated with attraction to the confederate when the perceiver disclosed before her partner, but not when she disclosed after. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Self Disclosure
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).