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Women's Relational Orientation and Relationship Formation

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dc.contributor.advisor Hennig, Karl Do Couto, Lisa 2014-10-14T16:59:50Z 2014-10-14T16:59:50Z 2014-10 2014-09-29 2014-10-14
dc.description.abstract Recent 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.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Relational Orientation en_US
dc.subject Mitigation Theory en_US
dc.subject Social Competence en_US
dc.subject Self-Disclosure en_US
dc.subject Responsiveness en_US
dc.subject Relationship Formation en_US
dc.subject Relationship Satisfaction en_US
dc.title Women's Relational Orientation and Relationship Formation en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Psychology en_US Master of Arts en_US Department of Psychology en_US
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