Self monitoring and dating relationships


26-Jun-2017 13:23

Make sure you have items that reflect the specific constructs (importance of beauty, similar activities, similar values, similar attitudes, and Snyder (1979) identified the personality trait of self-monitoring (the tendency to monitor one's behavior and change one's behavior to the given situation).

People high in self-monitoring are particularly responsive to situational and interpersonal cues.

4) posits that there are "differences in the extent to which people monitor (observe, regulate, and control) the public appearances of self they display in social situations and interpersonal relationships." High self-monitors alter their self-presentation to adapt to the situation and/or social climate that they encounter.

To do so, high self-monitors are thought to be skilled communicators who are sensitive to situational demands and can alter their emotional expressions so that they are appropriate to the situation (Snyder, 1974).

In developing our analysis, we begin by examining the characteristics of self-monitoring and how they influence relational communication and quality.

Your task is to test these hypotheses with See the full 18-item self-monitoring scale (see also Insight #4), if you want to select the best items (increasing construct validity).