Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2012

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Human Development and Family Studies

First Advisor

Daniel Russell

Second Advisor

Megan Murphy

Abstract

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.

Copyright Owner

Michelle Raye Stewart

Language

en

Date Available

2012-10-31

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

40 pages

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