TITLE

The Role of Self-Disclosure and Self-Awareness in Affinity-Seeking Competence

AUTHOR(S)
Rubin, Rebecca B.; Rubin, Alan M.; Martin, Matthew M.
PUB. DATE
December 1993
SOURCE
Communication Research Reports;Dec1993, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p115
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this study we examined (a) the relationship between affinity-seeking competence and self-disclosure and (b) the role of self-awareness in mediating this relationship. According to Social Penetration Theory, people who are able to develop affinity in relationships tend to self-disclose to increase the intimacy of a relationship; a person who self-discloses should have higher affinity-seeking competence. Four hundred respondents completed measures of affinity-seeking ability, self-disclosure, and self-awareness. The results support a linear relationship between self-disclosure and affinity-seeking competence, but self-awareness did not mediate this relationship to any significant degree.
ACCESSION #
18443532

 

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