Examiner self-disclosure: Its effects on the examinee self-disclosure

Asimena Charalambidis, Pace University


This study investigated the effects of examiner's self-disclosure on examinee self-disclosure. Three groups were used, A, B, and C. Subjects in groups A and B met with the examiner individually and exchanged personal information on ten topics. For subjects in group B, the examiner disclosed personal information on a high level of intimacy. Subjects in group A received less intimate disclosure. Following this subjects completed the Jourard Self-Disclosure Questionnaire and the Rorschach. Subjects in group C went through the same procedure, but the examiner offered no personal information. It was found that subjects exposed to High intimate information were willing to disclose more on the JSDQ than subjects exposed to less intimate or no information at all. Significant differences among the three groups were also found with regards to six of the twelve Rorschach determinants used to assess self-disclosure.

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Charalambidis, Asimena, "Examiner self-disclosure: Its effects on the examinee self-disclosure" (1990). ETD Collection for Pace University. AAI9111531.



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