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ERIC Number: ED141852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 28
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The Effects of Inequity, Sex, and Self-esteem on Source Valence in Dyadic Communication.
Spell, George Robert
The purpose of this study was to probe selected implications from equity theory within an interpersonal communication context. Independent variables were interpersonal equity-inequity, sex, and self-esteem. The dependent variables included nine independent dimensions of source valence. Subjects performed two similar verbal tasks with a confederate partner. For the first, equitable grades were acquired. For the second, experimental subjects received unfair grades. Results indicated limited support that victimized persons distort their perceptions of an exploiter to regain a state of psychological equity. The sex and self-esteem variables produced no main effects. Pretest scores were not predictive of posttest scores. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (Berlin, Germany, May 29-June 4, 1977)