Title

Self-Monitoring and Idiographic Measures of Behavioral Variability Across Interpersonal Relationships.

Document Type

Article

Department

Community and Global Health (CGU)

Publication Date

6-1990

Disciplines

Psychology | Social Psychology

Abstract

Sixty-five subjects were assessed by a computer program that asked them to list the primary people they interact with, the situations they inhabit with these people, and the traits and behaviors they typically show with these people The program stored these data as a tree of information Subjects also kept detailed behavioral diaries over a 10-day period and completed Snyder's (1974) Self-Monitoring Scale The consistency of subjects' behaviors and settings over interpersonal relationships was computed from the computer data and from behavioral diaries Results indicated that consistency as assessed idiographically from computer data, consistency as assessed idiographically from diaries, and self-monitoring were intercorrelated These results illustrate the possibility of wedding idiographic and nomothetic approaches in research on the consistency and variability of behavior

Rights Information

© 1990 Duke Umversity Press