ERIC Number: ED045705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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A Validation Study of Self-Disclosure.
DeLeon, Patrick H.; And Others
The validity of the Self-Disclosure Inventory and of the theoretical framework in which Jourard sets self-disclosure was investigated. Sixty-seven male and fifty-one female college students from various fraternity and sorority organizations were used as subjects. The Self-Disclosure Inventory for the extent of disclosure to the subject's best friend of the same sex on campus was completed. The friend in each case completed a comparable form, indicating how much had been disclosed to him. Peer ratings of the seven variables theorized to be related to self-disclosing behavior were collected within each group of subjects. Self-Disclosure reports from each subject and his friend were compared. Results indicate some evidence of validity of the Self-Disclosure Inventory for males but not for females. There was no support for the proposition of a relationship between self-disclosure and positive peer perceptions. Some possible explanations for the attained results are suggested. (LR)
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Sponsor: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Hospital, Kaneohe.