The element of self-disclosure in the everyday communication transaction

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dc.contributor.advisor Dorris, Celia A. en_US Maitlen, Bonnie R. en_US 2011-06-03T19:31:39Z 2011-06-03T19:31:39Z 1976 en_US 1976
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1976 .M35 en_US
dc.description.abstract The study attempted to investigate the element of self-disclosure in the everyday communication transaction. More specifically, it sought to determine: (1) What is self-disclosure and how has it been defined? (2) What are the intrapersonal variables affecting the process? (3) What barriers hinder the interpersonal process of self-disclosure? (4) What, in fact, is appropriate self-disclosure within the interpersonal transaction? and (5) How can self-disclosure be facilitated to enhance the interpersonal process of communication?Although numerous theorists have attempted to define the process, the definitions have been inconsistent and somewhat vague. The study suggested that self-disclosure is not realistic in the everyday communication transaction, and attempted to illustrate how communication could be enhanced through a modified approach to self-disclosure. This approach included the utilization of a supportive climate and the giving and receiving of constructive feedback. The modified approach was illustrated through the use of the Johari Window.Further research was suggested to determine the effects of interpersonal trust and the effects of attitudes on the self-disclosing process.
dc.format.extent i, 118 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Interpersonal relations. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Communication -- Social aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Self-disclosure. en_US
dc.title The element of self-disclosure in the everyday communication transaction en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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