PERCEPTIONS OF INFORMATION SEQUENCING IN RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT1

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  • 1

    The authors would like to express their appeciation to the following persons who assisted in the conduct of this study: Joan P. Berger, David Hanley, Carolyn Morency, Louis Price, and Barbara Urbanek.

Abstract

Randomly selected adult residents (N = 204) of a Chicago suburb sorted 150 statements along a time continuum according to their estimate of when each statement would first be made during a two-hour conversation between two strangers. Analyses were conducted on the items employing the following variables: self-esteem, birth order, number of close friends, economic status, desired number of friends, age, sex, and education. Only the latter four variables produced significant differences.

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