Self-monitoring training: Effects on reactivity and accuracy of self-observation

Philip H. Bornstein, Dan M Mungas, Randal P. Quevillon, Chris M. Kniivila, Rodney K. Miller, Linda K. Holombo

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Fifty-two volunteer subjects were randomly assigned to one of the following conditions: (a) self-monitoring training, (b) other-monitoring training, (c) selfmonitoring control, and (d) other-monitoring control. Following a pretreatment manipulation of valence, all subjects were asked to self-monitor the number of "Ahs" and "third-person pronouns" (TPPs) emitted during three unobtrusively recorded public speeches. While both training groups became significantly more accurate (p<.02) in monitoring the occurrence of TPPs, all groups revealed a highly significant declien (p<.001) in Ah occurrences across speeches. Furthermore, correlational analyses indicated that increases in self-monitoring accuracy were strongly associated with decreases in target behavior frequency. These results are discussed with regard to the accuracy and reactive effects of selfversus other-monitoring training, the nature of the target behavior under investigation, and the valence manipulation within the self-observational process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)545-552
Number of pages8
JournalBehavior Therapy
Volume9
Issue number4
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StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

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Bornstein, P. H., Mungas, D. M., Quevillon, R. P., Kniivila, C. M., Miller, R. K., & Holombo, L. K. (1978). Self-monitoring training: Effects on reactivity and accuracy of self-observation. Behavior Therapy, 9(4), 545-552. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0005-7894(78)80127-0

Self-monitoring training : Effects on reactivity and accuracy of self-observation. / Bornstein, Philip H.; Mungas, Dan M; Quevillon, Randal P.; Kniivila, Chris M.; Miller, Rodney K.; Holombo, Linda K.

In: Behavior Therapy, Vol. 9, No. 4, 1978, p. 545-552.

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Bornstein, PH, Mungas, DM, Quevillon, RP, Kniivila, CM, Miller, RK & Holombo, LK 1978, 'Self-monitoring training: Effects on reactivity and accuracy of self-observation', Behavior Therapy, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 545-552. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0005-7894(78)80127-0
Bornstein, Philip H. ; Mungas, Dan M ; Quevillon, Randal P. ; Kniivila, Chris M. ; Miller, Rodney K. ; Holombo, Linda K. / Self-monitoring training : Effects on reactivity and accuracy of self-observation. In: Behavior Therapy. 1978 ; Vol. 9, No. 4. pp. 545-552.
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