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ERIC Number: ED166566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-27
Pages: 13
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Mental Health and the Measurement of Self-Disclosure.
McCutcheon, Lynn
One hundred four college students completed the Forty-Item Self-Disclosure Questionnaire (FISDQ) and neuroticism and social desirability subscales from the Comrey Personality Scales. Two weeks later, 76 of them volunteered for a study of handwriting analysis. The handwriting analysis was actually an attempt to obtain a behavioral measure of self-disclosure. Both the inappropriate disclosure and the non-linear hypotheses would have predicted a tendency for neurotics to score closer to the extremes on both self-disclosure measures. Nonsignificant "eta" values were interpreted as failure to support both hypotheses. The correlation between social desirability and handwriting disclosure was +.43; the correlation between social desirability and FISDQ was -.31. Both findings suggest that low disclosers are likely to present themselves in a socially desirable way. FISDQ scores were significantly related to handwriting disclosure, which was interpreted as marginal support for the validity of the FISDQ. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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