Date of Award
Master of Science
Human Development and Family Studies
Variables such as relationship duration are often overlooked when trying to intervene with dissatisfied couples, making it important to evaluate the significance of such variables on overall relationship satisfaction. This study looked at the impact of length of relationship on conflict communication and relationship satisfaction. Hierarchical regression analyses revealed no significant relationship between length of relationship and relationship satisfaction for either males or females. However, length of relationship did impact males' perceptions of conflict communication which in turn significantly predicted relationship satisfaction. This finding indicates that conflict communication should be further researched for its impact on relationship satisfaction.
Michelle Raye Stewart
Stewart, Michelle Raye, "The Impact of Length of Relationship on Conflict Communication and Relationship Satisfaction in Couples" (2012). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 12474.