Understanding relational expectations and perceptions of relational satisfaction in marital relationships.

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Title:
Understanding relational expectations and perceptions of relational satisfaction in marital relationships.
Author:
Kelley, Douglas Lee.
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The present study examined the role that relational expectations play in determining marital satisfaction and in discriminating between married couple types. The discrepancy between one's expectations for his or her spouse's relational behavior and one's perceptions of his or her spouse's actual behavior significantly predicted marital satisfaction. In addition, this expectation/perception discrepancy was revealed to be a stronger predictor of marital satisfaction than agreement between spouses on relational expectations. There were few differences in relational expectations when compared across couple type, however when compared across individual marital type significant or near significant differences were displayed for the relational dimensions of intimacy, receptivity, mutual respect and frustration. A global measure of marital satisfaction was developed and the usefulness of this instrument is discussed.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Communication in marriage.; Interpersonal relations.; Husband and wife -- Psychological aspects.; Domestic relations.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Communication; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Burgoon, Judee

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleUnderstanding relational expectations and perceptions of relational satisfaction in marital relationships.en_US
dc.creatorKelley, Douglas Lee.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKelley, Douglas Lee.en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe present study examined the role that relational expectations play in determining marital satisfaction and in discriminating between married couple types. The discrepancy between one's expectations for his or her spouse's relational behavior and one's perceptions of his or her spouse's actual behavior significantly predicted marital satisfaction. In addition, this expectation/perception discrepancy was revealed to be a stronger predictor of marital satisfaction than agreement between spouses on relational expectations. There were few differences in relational expectations when compared across couple type, however when compared across individual marital type significant or near significant differences were displayed for the relational dimensions of intimacy, receptivity, mutual respect and frustration. A global measure of marital satisfaction was developed and the usefulness of this instrument is discussed.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectCommunication in marriage.en_US
dc.subjectInterpersonal relations.en_US
dc.subjectHusband and wife -- Psychological aspects.en_US
dc.subjectDomestic relations.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunicationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBurgoon, Judeeen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBailey, Williamen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBuller, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberChristensen, Oscaren_US
dc.identifier.proquest8902346en_US
dc.identifier.oclc701872464en_US
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