ERIC Number: ED071140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
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The Measurement of Interpersonal Attraction.
McCroskey, James C.; McCain, Thomas A.
This paper reports a factor analytic investigation of the interpersonal attraction construct. Two hundred-fifteen subjects completed 30 Likert-type, 7-step scales concerning an acquaintance. Factor analysis indicated three dimensions of the interpersonal attraction construct which were labeled "task,""social," and "physical." Obtained internal reliability estimates for the highly loaded items on these factors were .86, .75, and .80 respectively. The results of the study suggest that the resulting 18-item instrument can be expected to measure reliably three dimensions of interpersonal attraction. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Western Speech Communication Assn. (Honolulu, November 1972)