Title

The Relationships Among Need for Privacy, Loneliness, Conversational Sensitivity, and Interpersonal Communication Motives

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 6-1-1991

Department

Communication Studies

School

Communication

Abstract

The present study explored the relationships among privacy, loneliness, and interpersonal communication. Specifically, it examined the relationships among individuals' preferences for six types of privacy, loneliness, conversational sensitivity, and interpersonal communication motives. The results revealed that preferences for different types of privacy were most strongly related to interpersonal communication motives or the uses to which people put interpersonal communication. Loneliness was also related to interpersonal communication motive. The results are discussed in terms of their implications for the study of privacy and interpersonal communication.

Publication Title

Communication Reports

Volume

4

Issue

2

First Page

73

Last Page

80

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