Date of Award

1975

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Psychology

Department

Psychology

Physical Description

1 online resource (52 p.)

Subjects

Assertiveness (Psychology), Self-perception, Social perception, Roschach Test

DOI

10.15760/etd.2501

Abstract

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.

Description

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Psychology

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/15976

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