ERIC Number: ED201009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship between Rhetorical Sensitivity and Self-Disclosure.
Pearson, Judy C.
A study examined the relationship between rhetorical sensitivity and self-disclosure. Subjects were 419 college students who completed the Rhetorical Sensitivity Scale and the Self-Disclosure Situations Survey. The results indicated that rhetorical sensitivity and self-disclosure were inversely related. Rhetorically sensitive individuals did not alter their low levels of self-disclosure, regardless of the setting and the length of the relationship between themselves and the other person. Rhetorical sensitivity appeared to be a measure of interpersonal communication moderation rather than interpersonal communication competence. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Rhetorical Sensitivity; Self Disclosure
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Speech Communication Association (San Jose, CA, February 14-18, 1981).