Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Psychology
1 online resource (52 p.)
Assertiveness (Psychology), Self-perception, Social perception, Roschach Test
Four measures of dominance were taken on college roommate pairs. Three of the measures were derived from Leary’s interpersonal system for diagnosing personality. The fourth measure was derived from the consensus approach to Rorschach administration. Dominance scores for self-concept, public image, predicated image (a new measure in which a person attempts to predict how a significant other sees him) and consensus Rorschach performance were computed. Predicted image correlated higher with self-concept than public image as predicted. Results suggest that dominance as measured by the Rorschach is related to both public image and self-concept. Submissive members appear to understand the structure of the dyad better than their dominant counterparts. Implications for refining the validity of the dominance construct (trait vs. situation) are discussed.
Walhood, Dale Sherman, "A Study of the Relationship Between Self-Concept, Public Image, and Consensus Rorschach Performance" (1975). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2501.