THE EFFECT OF HESITANCY TOWARD AND THE MOTIVATION FOR SELF-DISCLOSURE ON LONELINESS AMONG JAPANESE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Abstract:The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of the factors of hesitancy toward and the motivation for self-disclosure on loneliness. Five scales about self-disclosure and loneliness were administered to 235 junior high school students. This study examined the postulated model: hesitancy toward and motivation for self-disclosure → self-disclosure → loneliness. Findings suggest that Release of One's Feelings strongly promotes self-disclosure and Anxiety about the Target causes hesitancy toward engaging in self-disclosure. Furthermore, hesitancy toward personal or private self-disclosure has an effect on loneliness.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2001
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