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ERIC Number: ED085788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 9
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The Effects of Laboratory Training Methods on Highly Stable Variables Such as Self-Esteem and Self-Disclosure.
Gottlieb, Marvin R.
Many college communication courses are now focused more on self-expression and interpersonal relationships than on traditional public speaking. However, by using the interpersonal communication approach, can classroom activities be developed that can result in measurable changes in a student's self-concept? In answering this question, several groups of undergraduate students were tested, utilizing the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale. Some subjects showed little change in self-esteem following special assignments in interpersonal relationships. Where gains in self-esteem did appear, results showed that females tend to gain more than males but that exercises involving immediate and direct personal feedback in a classroom situation do not help those who presumably most need higher self-esteem. (RN)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (Montreal, April, 1973)