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ERIC Number: ED141848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-May
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Modeling and Self-Disclosure in the Classroom.
DeWine, Sue; And Others
This study analyzed the effect of an instructor's modeling behavior on the amount of self-disclosure exhibited by 120 students in interpersonal communication classes. Under one condition, the instructor revealed little or no information about self; under the second condition, the instructor made at least four self-referent statements during every class period. Self-disclosure by students was measured over an entire semester, by means of a revised version of the Jourard Self-Disclosure Inventory. Students also participated in a taped self-disclosure exercise at the end of the class; the tapes were rated by eight judges. Results indicated that students in the class in which the instructor provided a model of self-disclosure revealed more information, over time, in the categories of attitudes and opinions, tastes and interests, work or studies, and personality. Significant differences in the taped exercises were found for the categories tastes and interests and work or studies. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A