A scale for a-holism in relational communication: Concept explication, scale development, and correlates

Lijiang Shen, Samantha LeVan, Madisen Quesnell, Xi Tian

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A-holes threaten the overall well-being of many social systems. This study explicates, constructs, and validates a measure for a-holism in relational communication. We identified and constructed items for four dimensions of the a-holism construct: verbal aggression, dominance, entitlement, and resistance to feedback. An online survey was distributed to 315 adults about their perceptions of a-holes they have met in their lives and how they communicated. The a-holism scale demonstrated second order uni-dimensionality. There was also evidence for convergent and discriminant validity. Implications for application of the a-holism scale in relational communication are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSocial Science Journal
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StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

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