Chapter Thirteen. The Laddering Technique

  1. Glynis M. Breakwell
  1. Susan Miles and
  2. Gene Rowe

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470776278.ch13

Doing Social Psychology Research

Doing Social Psychology Research

How to Cite

Miles, S. and Rowe, G. (2004) The Laddering Technique, in Doing Social Psychology Research (ed G. M. Breakwell), The British Psychological Society and Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470776278.ch13

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405108119

Online ISBN: 9780470776278



  • laddering technique;
  • personal constructs;
  • personal values;
  • laddering interview;
  • implication matrix


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction: What is the Laddering Technique?

  • The Laddering Technique

  • Use of the Laddering Technique: Empirical Studies

  • The Advantages and Disadvantages of the Laddering Technique

  • The Exercise:What Makes a Good Lecturer?

  • Notes for the Course Leader