Women's Relational Orientation and Relationship Formation

dc.contributor.advisorHennig, Karl
dc.contributor.authorDo Couto, Lisa
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-14T16:59:50Z
dc.date.available2014-10-14T16:59:50Z
dc.date.copyright2014-10
dc.date.created2014-09-29
dc.date.issued2014-10-14
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Psychologyen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
dc.degree.programmePsychologyen_US
dc.description.abstractRecent research suggests that women’s relational orientation is a multidimensional construct with both adaptive and maladaptive facets (Hennig, 2012). Historically, researchers have emphasised the negative outcomes of women’s relational orientation, limiting knowledge on positive outcomes. The purpose of the current study is to examine positive outcomes of women’s relational orientation, in particular social competence and relational satisfaction. In a university setting, previously unacquainted female participants completed a dyadic interaction task and were then asked to evaluate the quality of the interaction. The results reveal distinct patterns of interactions related to the various facets of women’s relational orientation. This study will increase the current understanding of the adaptive and maladaptive facets of women’s relational orientation and its effects on relationship formation.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/8518
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectRelational Orientationen_US
dc.subjectMitigation Theoryen_US
dc.subjectSocial Competenceen_US
dc.subjectSelf-Disclosureen_US
dc.subjectResponsivenessen_US
dc.subjectRelationship Formationen_US
dc.subjectRelationship Satisfactionen_US
dc.titleWomen's Relational Orientation and Relationship Formationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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