Predicting sensitivity to nonverbal communication from the Personality Inventory for Children. Academic Article uri icon


  • Canonical correlation analysis was used to examine the relation between four previously validated Personality Inventory for Children (PIC) factor scales and preadolescent boys' clinical status with five measures of sensitivity to nonverbal communication (SNVC). Of the five canonical functions obtained, two had roots with eigenvalues greater than 1.0, together accounting for 84.1% of the total covariance between the two sets of variables. Results provide additional evidence of the PIC's predictive validity and support sensitivity to nonverbal communication as an important interpersonal skill covarying with overall adjustment. 1987 American Psychological Association.

published proceedings

  • J Consult Clin Psychol

altmetric score

  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Russell, R. L., Stokes, J. M., & Snyder, D. K.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Russell, RL||Stokes, JM||Snyder, DK

publication date

  • June 1987