A self‐report instrument (PVB), designed to measure Predispositions toward Verbal Behavior, was found to have acceptable internal reliability, content validity, moderate construct validity, and strong criterion‐related validity. Subjects were found to have a generalized cognitive orientation toward their speech patterning that correlated positively with number of words and duration of talk in both highly‐structured interviews and unstructured discussion situations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Human Communication Research|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1977|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Linguistics and Language