USE OF THE DRAMATURGICAL METAPHOR IN THE MEASUREMENT OF SELF-MONITORING
Abstract:Factor analyses of the self-monitoring scale consistently reveal an acting ability factor refer to performance in the sense of theatrical entertainment and may have little to with self-presentation in real-life interactions. A set of social acting items having face validity for ability to modify self-presentation in everyday life is shown to have very little in common with stage acting items of Snyder's Self-monitoring scale. The results point to the necessity of distinguishing between contingent and noncontingent self-presentation.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 1986
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