Interpersonal Communication Motives (ICM)

Interpersonal Communication Motives (ICM)
Rubin et al.‚ 1988
 
1.    because it’s fun.
2.    because I just need to talk about my problems sometimes.
3.    to help others.
4.    to get something I don’t have.
5.    to have a good time.
6.    because it’s thrilling.
7.    because I need someone to talk to or be with.
8.    because it relaxes me.
9.    because it allows me to unwind.
10.to tell others what to do.
11.because it’s stimulating.
12.because I want someone to do something for me.
13.because it’s entertaining.
14.because I have nothing better to do.
15.to get away from what I am doing.
16.because I enjoy it.
17.because it peps me up.
18.because it’s reassuring to know someone is there.
19.to put off something I should be doing.
20.to let others know I care.
21.to get away from pressures and responsibilities.
22.to thank them.
23.because it makes me feel less lonely.
24.to show others encouragement.
25.because it’s exciting.
26.because I’m concerned about them.
27.because it’s a pleasant rest.
28.Because it makes me feel less tense.
 
Pleasure
·         I talk to my father because it’s fun.
·         I talk to my father because it’s exciting.
·         I talk to my father to have a good time.
·         I talk to my father because it’s thrilling.
·         I talk to my father because it’s stimulating.
·         I talk to my father because it’s entertaining.
·         I talk to my father because I enjoy it.
·         I talk to my father because it peps me up.
Affection
·         I talk to my father to help him.
·         I talk to my father to let him know I care about his feelings.
·         I talk to my father to thank him.
·         I talk to my father to show him encouragement.
·         I talk to my father because I’m concerned about him.
Inclusion
·         I talk to my father because I need someone to talk or to be with.
·         I talk to my father because I just need to talk about my problems sometimes.
·         I talk to my father because it makes me feel less lonely.
·         I talk to my father because it’s reassuring to know he is there.
Escape
·         I talk to my father to put off something I should be doing.
·         I talk to my father to get away from what I am doing.
·         I talk to my father because I have nothing better to do.
·         I talk to my father to get away from pressures and responsibility.
Relaxation
·         I talk to my father because it relaxes me.
·         I talk to my father because it allows me to unwind.
·         I talk to my father because it’s a pleasant rest.
·         I talk to my father because it makes me feel less tense.
Control
·         I talk to my father because I want him to do something for me.
·         I talk to my father to tell him what to do.
·         I talk to my father to get something I don’t have.
 
Pleasure (α = .97)‚ affection (α = .91)‚ inclusion (α = .91)‚ escape (α = .85)‚ relaxation (α = .96)‚ and control (α = .81)
 
5-Exactly‚ 4- A lot‚ 3- Somewhat‚ 2- Not much‚ 1- Not at all
 
 

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