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Title:Evaluating the circular order structure and complementary of the Interpersonal Adjectives Scale in rating self and others
Author(s):Jaschik-Herman, Bruce
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Tracey, Terence J.
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Psychology, Personality
Psychology, Psychometrics
Abstract:There has been debate in the literature regarding whether complementarity is only to apply to particular action reaction sequences or whether it should also be present at a more aggregate and stylistic level. The current research evaluates the existence of complementarity at an aggregate level. The complementarity of subject's views of themselves and their views of their closest friend in their relationship with them was evaluated in a sample of 346 undergraduate students. The Interpersonal Adjectives Scale was used to measure subjects' view of themselves and their closest friend. The evaluation of complementarity requires two steps; first, the validation of the circular order of the scales for rating self and other and second, the testing of complementarity between self and other ratings. The circular order of the IAS-R in rating self and other and the complementarity hypothesis were both examined using randomization tests of hypothesized order relations. Results demonstrated support for the circular ordering of the IAS-R in ratings of self and others and provided support for the complementarity of subject's views of themselves and their views of their closest friend. These results support further use of these measures in examinations of interpersonal theory. Support for the complementarity hypothesis provides support for the existence of complementarity in friendship at a very broad or stylistic level. The support for the concept of complementarity at this level suggests that people may indeed seek or create relationships with closest friends which allow them to confirm their own view of themselves. In general, the findings suggest that people may be more drawn to and/or more likely to maintain relationships where complementarity occurs.
Issue Date:1996
Rights Information:Copyright 1996 Jaschik-Herman, Bruce
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9702548
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9702548

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