chapter  10
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Self-Disclosure Research: Knowledge Through Meta-Analysis

Self-disclosure refers to the process by which one person verbally reveals information about himself or herself (including thoughts, feelings, and experiences) to another person (Derlega, Metts, Petronio, & Margulis, 1993). Self-disclosure is the focus of much quantitative research because it is a key to the development and maintenance of relationships.