Effects of Note-Taking on Self-Disclosure Among Prisoners

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The effects of note-taking on self-disclosure during a clinical interview among prisoners were investigated. Participants consisted of 60 male and female inmates incarcerated in a minimum security prison. Subjects within each gender were randomly assigned to either high note-taking, low note-taking or no note-taking conditions. Subjects were asked to discuss intimate information during an interview while varying levels of notes were taken. Self-disclosure was assessed using items from the Rotter Incomplete Sentences Blank. A 3 x 2 ANOVA was conducted. No significant main effects were found. However, a significant interaction was found. Further analysis revealed that females in the high ... continued below

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Lowrey, Kimberly D. (Kimberly Dawn) December 1989.

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The effects of note-taking on self-disclosure during a clinical interview among prisoners were investigated. Participants consisted of 60 male and female inmates incarcerated in a minimum security prison. Subjects within each gender were randomly assigned to either high note-taking, low note-taking or no note-taking conditions. Subjects were asked to discuss intimate information during an interview while varying levels of notes were taken. Self-disclosure was assessed using items from the Rotter Incomplete Sentences Blank. A 3 x 2 ANOVA was conducted. No significant main effects were found. However, a significant interaction was found. Further analysis revealed that females in the high note-taking condition disclosed less than females in the no note-taking condition. Some theoretical and clinical implications are suggested.

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Lowrey, Kimberly D. (Kimberly Dawn). Effects of Note-Taking on Self-Disclosure Among Prisoners, thesis, December 1989; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500369/: accessed June 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .