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dc.contributor.advisorVangelisti, Anita L.en
dc.creatorBeck, Gary Alanen
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-11T19:57:51Zen
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-11T19:58:32Zen
dc.date.available2011-02-11T19:57:51Zen
dc.date.available2011-02-11T19:58:32Zen
dc.date.created2010-12en
dc.date.issued2011-02-11en
dc.date.submittedDecember 2010en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-12-2351en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this research was to examine the characteristics of interaction in romantic relationships that enable partners to effectively deal with significant stressors to their relationship. These characteristics were identified through the development of a measure of interpersonal resilience in romantic relationships. The dissertation consisted of three phases: Phase one solicited from communication experts their perceptions of the communication characteristics that encourage resilient patterns of stress management in romantic relationships. This feedback was evaluated and organized into categories. Phase two sought to identify underlying dimensions of the categories, and to statistically validate the most important characteristics of communication contributing to resilient outcomes. Communication experts were asked to rate forty items addressing the various categories of communication characteristics generated in part one. Their data were factor analyzed, and reduced to a list of twenty-eight items that made up the initial Interpersonal Resilience in Romantic Relationships (IR3) measure. The final part of the this research, phase three, validated the role that IR3 dimensions play mediating the effects of a significant stressor, in this case job loss, on relationship outcomes of quality, satisfaction, and commitment.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectResilienceen
dc.subjectRelationshipsen
dc.subjectCommunicationen
dc.subjectJob lossen
dc.subjectReemploymenten
dc.titleInterpersonal resilience in romantic relationshipsen
dc.date.updated2011-02-11T19:58:32Zen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDailey, Reneen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDaly, Johnen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcGlone, Matthewen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSurra, Cathyen
dc.description.departmentCommunication Studiesen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentCommunication Studiesen
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication Studiesen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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