Hypothetical constructs-concepts which are unseen processes postulated to explain behavior Clarified further thru:1.Conceptual definition2.Operational definition
•Conceptual definition–High interdependence between two people’s activities
concepts in terms of observable operations, procedures, and measurements; statements of procedures, instructions, exactly how to carry out the study*Operational Definition
Sample Questions: Relationship Closeness Inventory•Identification of person–Work: Which of the following best describes your relationship with this person? (Check only one)__ co-worker __ your boss/supervisor __ your subordinate•Frequency–DURING THE PAST WEEK, what is the average amount of time, per day, that you spent alone with X in the MORNING?
Sample Questions Cont.•Diversity–IN the past week, I did the foling activities alone with X: (Check all that apply)•__ did laundry•__ prepared a meal•__ watched TV•Strength–