Date of Award


Publication Type

Doctoral Thesis

Degree Name




First Advisor

Hibbard, S.


Psychology, Psychometrics.




The Interpersonal Circumplex Model (ICM; Freedman et al., 1951; Leary, 1957), a circular representation of interpersonal behaviour, identifies the components of interpersonal dominance and affiliation that underlie social interactions. The present study addresses the deficiency of psychometric scales to measure interpersonal constructs on the TAT by developing the Interpersonal Dominance and Affiliation TAT Scales. Twenty-five undergraduate students rated 100 sample TAT stories for the level of interpersonal dominance and affiliation depicted. Reliability analyses of these ratings were then utilized to empirically establish anchor points for the interpersonal TAT scales. Preliminary validity of the scales was further evaluated in a sample of 57 undergraduates. Results showed that the Interpersonal Dominance TAT Scale correlated significantly with the self-report (r = .40) and peer-report of interpersonal dominance (r = .33), as well as masculinity (r = .27). The Interpersonal Affiliation TAT Scale correlated significantly with self-report of interpersonal affiliation (r = .27), impression management (r = .51), and femininity (r = .30). The discussion centers on the relationship of interpersonal variables assessed across measurement domains and future applications of the interpersonal TAT scales.Dept. of Psychology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2003 .C66. Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 64-08, Section: B, page: 4103. Adviser: Stephen Hibbard. Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2003.