self-disclosure in long-distance friendships
... Will new communication technologies make a difference in sustaining LDFs? How similar or
different are men and women when communicating friendship through both face-to-face
(FtF) and computer-mediated communication (CMC)? How much does culture influence this
phenomenon? This study attempts to unders ...
Online Disclosure Natalya N. Bazarova
... communication mechanisms responsible for those changes.
Online disclosure production in dyadic interactions
Much of online disclosure research has focused on the effects of media affordances on
disclosure production, often comparing dyadic interactions in text-based computermediated communication (C ...
Degree and Reciprocity of Self
... may have posted several first messages and/or response messages, resulting in the inclusion of this
person more than once in the sample.
Instruments and measurement
Self-Disclosure Rating Scale. This instrument is
based on a rating scale developed by Vondracek and
Vondracek29 and adjusted to further ...
Encyclopedia of Cyber Behavior - EagleEye
... Self-disclosure has a long history of investigation by interpersonal communication researchers
because of its importance for relationship formation and personal well-being. Social penetration
theory suggests that relationships develop through
a process of reciprocal self-disclosure resulting in
The Psychology of Human Relationships
... evidence that attribution communication for negative marital
events (e.g. partner comes home late from work) can increase
the probability of conflict behavior (e.g. “he only thinks about
himself and his needs”)…
Such conflict-promoting attributions are related to (a) less
Social Psychology - David Rude, Instructor
... • What mechanisms foster similarity in close
– Selective attraction – only considering those
who are similar on certain dimensions (e.g.
– Social influence – the people are initially less
similar (when they start the relationship), but
influence each other through interactio ...
Why Study Communication?
... We voluntarily provide information to others that
they would not learn if we did not tell them
We expect others to share similar information
Self-disclosure is a process of communication by which one person reveals information about himself or herself to another. The information can be descriptive or evaluative, and can include thoughts, feelings, aspirations, goals, failures, successes, fears, and dreams, as well as one's likes, dislikes, and favorites.Social penetration theory posits that there are two dimensions to self-disclosure: breadth and depth. Both are crucial in developing a fully intimate relationship. The range of topics discussed by two individuals is the breadth of disclosure. The degree to which the information revealed is private or personal is the depth of that disclosure. It is easier for breadth to be expanded first in a relationship because of its more accessible features; it consists of outer layers of personality and everyday lives, such as occupations and preferences. Depth is more difficult to reach, and includes painful memories and more unusual traits that we might hesitate to share with others. We reveal ourselves most thoroughly and discuss the widest range of topics with our spouses and loved ones.Self-disclosure is an important building block for intimacy and cannot be achieved without it. We expect reciprocal and appropriate self-disclosure. Self-disclosure can be assessed by an analysis of cost and rewards which can be further explained by social exchange theory. Most self-disclosure occurs early in relational development, but more intimate self-disclosure occurs later.