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ERIC Number: ED273368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Emotional and Personality Development: Symposium III C.
Durrani, Naeem; And Others
This symposium reports an investigation of correlates of self-disclosure among Indian college students, by Sarla Jawa, and provides abstracts of both a Pakistani perspective on personality and moral development, by Naeem Durrani, and a study of Indian students' attitudes toward sex, by Premala S. Kale. Findings of the study of correlates of self-disclosure indicated that low self-disclosing students were significantly more sober than high disclosing subjects. Those who disclosed less were reserved and had introverted qualities. Introverts were likely to be more contemplative, deliberative, and self-effacing, but less gregarious. Whereas low self-disclosing girls were apprehensive, apprehensive boys were high in self-disclosure. Also, girls low in self-disclosure were found to be conservative and group-dependent. Findings revealed that private areas (money, personality, body and sex) were disclosed less than public areas (attitudes and opinions, tastes and interests, and work and opinions) by both boys and girls. Females disclosed more than boys about sex and generally were higher in self-disclosure than males. Both boys and girls disclosed self most frequently to a same-sex friend, and, next in frequency, to their mothers. Girls infrequently disclosed themselves to a friend of the opposite sex, whereas boys infrequently disclosed themselves to their fathers. Boys disclosed self more frequently to an opposite-sex friend than did girls. The abstracts refer to Pakistani programs designed to facilitate children's development and adjustment, and to responses of students in Bombay answering a questionnaire after reading a news-item discussing operations restoring virginity. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India