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The effect of recipient's acceptance or rejection on mind state of self-discloser : Based on the intimacy of discloser and recipient and the self-esteem of discloser

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  • 被開示者の受容・拒絶が開示者に与える心理的影響 : 開示者・被開示者の親密性と開示者の自尊心を踏まえて
  • ヒカイジシャ ノ ジュヨウ キョゼツ ガ カイジシャ ニ アタエル シンリテキ エイキョウ カイジシャ ヒカイジシャ ノ シンミツセイ ト カイジシャ ノ ジソンシン オ フマエテ

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This study investigated how the mind state of a discloser, when self-disclosure of negative contents occurred, might vary with the acceptance or rejection of the recipient, the intimacy of the discloser and the recipient, and the self-esteem of the discloser. A questionnaire investigation using the "scene-assuming" method was conducted among 134 women university students. The main results were as follows; (1) The mind state of the discloser was positive when the recipient was accepted rather than refused; (2) In many dimensions, such as "impression aggravation concern," irrespective of acceptance or rejection, the discloser's mind state when the recipient was the best friend was more positive than in cases where the recipient was just an acquaintance. But in terms of difference from self-disclosure immediately to feedback by the recipient, the discloser's mental damage as a result of rejection was more serious when incurred by the best friend than by an acquaintance; (3) In a dimension such as "waning confidence" or "mutual trust of the future," the mind state of low self-esteem disclosers was more negative than that of high self-esteem disclosers, regardless of acceptance or rejection by the recipient.

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