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ERIC Number: ED085614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 32
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Methodological Issues in Self-Disclosure Research: "Would you Like Being a Prostitute: Why or Why Not?"
Bridge, R. Gary
The author attempts to categorize the methodological approaches which have been used in self-disclosure research, identify some of the important problems that attend these research procedures, and propose some alternative strategies for future research on self-disclosure. He discusses correlational and experimental research strategies. The following six factors, frequently ignored in recent research, receive consideration: (1) identifying the intended target audience; (2) specifying the nature of the relationship; (3) isolating the communication modes; (4) determining the authenticity of disclosures; (5) determining the intimacy of disclosures; and (6) using individual differences data. The author concludes that two research strategies, arranging the environment to evoke disclosures and using models that evaluate sef-disclosure as a sequential process, hold promise for the future. (Author/LAA)
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