Questionnaire Measures of Affiliative Tendency and Sensitivity to Rejection

  title={Questionnaire Measures of Affiliative Tendency and Sensitivity to Rejection},
  author={Albert Mehrabian},
  journal={Psychological Reports},
  pages={199 - 209}
  • A. Mehrabian
  • Published 1 February 1976
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Reports
This paper reviewed evidence bearing on questionnaire measures of affiliative tendency and sensitivity to rejection (Mehrabian, 1970a). Subjects (n = 916 undergraduates) who scored higher on the measure of affiliative tendency behaved in a more affiliative way, were more ingratiating and elicited greater relaxation from the strangers they met. They were less anxious, elicited more positive attitudes, judged themselves and were judged to be more self-confident, and perceived themselves as more… 

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