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ERIC Number: ED073506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Pages: 27
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Effects of Personal Space Invasion and Anomia on Anxiety, Nonperson Orientation and Source Credibility.
Heston, Judee K.
It is hypothesized that subjects who are highly anomic will demonstrate less anxiety and higher nonperson orientation than normal subjects will when personal space is invaded. Fifty-six pretested subjects classified as either anomic (14 males, 14 females) or normal (14 males, 14 females) were placed in one of two interview conditions: personal space invasion or no invasion. Half of the anomics and half of the normals were placed in each interview condition. Immediately following the individual five minute interviews, state and trait anxiety scales, written essays upon which a nonperson orientation ratio was based, and source credibility scales were completed by the interviewees. A 2x2 factorial design, with high and low anomia as one factor and personal space invasion or no invasion as the other, was used. Analysis of the data did not result in confirmation of the major hypothesis, although several subordinate hypotheses were supported. A thorough discussion of the total results is included. (Author/LG)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Assn. (58th, Chicago, December 27-30, 1972)