Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
This research examined the strategies used for secret disclosure with Berger’s Planning Theory’s (1997) hierarchy principle, which orders plans according to complexity. Afifi and Steuber’s (2009) Strategies for Sharing Secrets Scale categorizes secret disclosure strategies that vary in complexity. Based on Planning Theory’s hierarchy principle, it was hypothesized that when a plan to disclose a secret is thwarted, individuals will move from a less complex disclosure strategy to a more complex disclosure strategy. Findings revealed correlations between strategy complexity and order of strategy choice were low; the null hypothesis was accepted.
Meadows Craiger, Sarah Rae, "Planning for Secret Disclosure : Applying Berger's Planning Theory to the Disclosure of Secrets" (2010). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 122.