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ERIC Number: ED035928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 28
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Some Aspects of Revealingness and Disclosure: A Review.
Epting, Franz R.; And Others
In extending the concept of self-disclosure which is concerned with the content of personal communication, the focus of this review is on a process conception of disclosure called revealingness. Revealingness deals with the communication of self as measured by linguistic style, and in some cases, voice quality, as well as the content of the disclosure. Several measures are presented as well as the initial research in which they have been used. The structural relationships among these measures are discussed with regard to their reliability coefficients. Studies involving (a) role playing techniques; (b) fantasy and situational manipulations; (c) structured and unstructured interviews are reviewed. In attempting to evolve a theoretical context for interpreting the results, the concepts of interpersonal trust and personal risk were evoked. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville.