Interpersonal attraction as a communication accomplishment: Development of a measure of affinity­seeking competence

Robert A Bell, Sheryl W. Tremblay, Nancy L. Buerkel-Rothfuss

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Abstract

The five studies described here lay the foundation for investigations of an important constraint under which individuals operate when attempting to engender liking, their affinity-seeking competence. Several studies were undertaken to develop and validate a self-report instrument for assessing skills of affinity-seeking. Results indicate that the Affinity-Seeking Instrument (ASI), which is comprised of two scales, has internal con­sistency, a stable factor structure, and concurrent and discriminant validity. These studies also indicate that the instrument measures social tendencies that are observable to others and predictive of positive social outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalWestern Journal of Speech Communication
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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