Master's Theses

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Date of Award

Fall 1968

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




Edna Rawlings


It was hypothesized that the degree to which an individual reveals his thoughts to others is related to mental health. It was suggested that normal s would differ from abnormals in amount of self-disclosure, and that a curvilinear relationship existed. The Minnesota multiphasic Personality Inventory was used to select normal and abnormal groups from a population of introductory psychology students. The sexes were analyzed separately. The Jourard Self-Disclosure Questionnaire was then given to the selected groups. The analysis of the self-disclosure scores failed to support the hypotheses. Differential disclosure with regards to aspects -of-self and target persons was observed and supported Jourard's earlier findings.


Copyright 1968 James M. Lytton


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