Petronio’s Communication Privacy Management (CPM) Theory measures boundaries between disclosure and concealing of private information.
Most of the theories considered only one concrete aspect of communication while Petronio’s Theory balances the extent of disclosure and concealing. The main findings of this theory are:
disclosed information may stay private if all parties agree as to the level of its confidentiality; the theory gives an explanation of how boundary rules can be established by parties involved in communication.
CPM intersects with other communication theories, such as Social Penetration Theory, Uncertainty Reduction Theory and Relational Dialectics relating different parts of these theories.
Social Penetration Theory explains the need of disclosure to develop closeness which is necessary for deep relationships and emphasizes on contradictions management. It also defines depth and breadth of disclosure while Continue reading...