Effects of Note-Taking and Trust Level on Self-Disclosure of Prisoners

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This study investigated the effects of trust level and note-taking upon the level of self-disclosure among prisoners. Sixty inmates at a federal prison were administered the Rotter Interpersonal Trust Scale. Next, using a median split, participants were divided into two groups of high and low mistrust. Subjects within each of these groups were then randomly assigned to a high, low, or no note-taking condition. Each prisoner then discussed an intimate topic for thirty minutes. Level of self-disclosure was measured by an abbreviated version of the Rotter Incomplete Sentences Blank. No significant differences were found as a function of trust level ... continued below

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Gontz, Barbara J. (Barbara Jeanne) August 1989.

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This study investigated the effects of trust level and note-taking upon the level of self-disclosure among prisoners. Sixty inmates at a federal prison were administered the Rotter Interpersonal Trust Scale. Next, using a median split, participants were divided into two groups of high and low mistrust. Subjects within each of these groups were then randomly assigned to a high, low, or no note-taking condition. Each prisoner then discussed an intimate topic for thirty minutes. Level of self-disclosure was measured by an abbreviated version of the Rotter Incomplete Sentences Blank. No significant differences were found as a function of trust level or note-taking condition. Some implications for further research are suggested.

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Gontz, Barbara J. (Barbara Jeanne). Effects of Note-Taking and Trust Level on Self-Disclosure of Prisoners, thesis, August 1989; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500343/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .