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Interpersonal Hierarchy Expectation: Introduction of a New Construct

Published inJournal of Personality Assessment, vol. 84, no. 3, p. 287-295
Publication date2005

The goal of these series of studies was to introduce a new individual difference construct, interpersonal hierarchy expectation (IHE), and to show that it predicts interpersonal perception. IHE means expecting social interactions and relationships to be hierarchically structured. I developed a self-report questionnaire to measure IHE (IHE Scale [IHES]). In 5 studies, 581 undergraduates took the IHES together with an array of self-report personality measures. Three studies included a measure of hierarchy perception. According to prediction, people who expected interpersonal hierarchies were prone to perceive hierarchies in interactions and relationships. The IHES is an easy to apply, short, self-report measure that might prove useful in personnel training and selection as well as in other studies of personality and social behavior.

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SCHMID MAST, Marianne. Interpersonal Hierarchy Expectation: Introduction of a New Construct. In: Journal of Personality Assessment, 2005, vol. 84, n° 3, p. 287–295. doi: 10.1207/s15327752jpa8403_08
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