Title

Self-disclosure of males: influence on sex-role orientation and counselor gender

Abstract

This study represented a partial replication of the work of Greenblatt, Hasenauer, and Freimuth {1980) and investigated the influence of sex-role orientation, as measured by the Bern Sex-Role Inventory (Bern, 1974), and counselor gender on male self-disclosure, as measured by the Jourard Self-Disclosure Scale (Jourard, 1971b). It was hypothesized that "feminine" males would self-disclose more than "masculine," "androgynous" or "undifferentiated" males. It was also expected that all subjects would self disclose more to a "female counselor" than to a "male counselor." The sample consisted of 90 male students from the University of Central Florida. There was mixed support for the hypotheses of the study. Specifically, the present study provided evidence for the relationship between sex role orientation and self-disclosure, but failed to support the hypothesis regarding differential self-disclosure rate to male versus female counselor target. Suggestions for future research were discussed.

Notes

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Graduation Date

1989

Semester

Spring

Advisor

McGuire, John M.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Psychology

Format

Print

Pages

40 p.

Language

English

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0022746

Subjects

Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences

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