Irritations in romantic relationships : testing and extending the Revelation-Risk Model as a predictive mechanism for disclosure decisions and relationship power effects

dc.contributor.advisorVangelisti, Anita L.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDailey, Rene M
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDonovan, Erin E
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWhittaker, Tiffany A
dc.creatorPett, Rudolph Clarence
dc.creator.orcid0000-0003-0463-8522
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-24T20:08:07Z
dc.date.available2022-06-24T20:08:07Z
dc.date.created2022-05
dc.date.issued2022-05-04
dc.date.submittedMay 2022
dc.date.updated2022-06-24T20:08:08Z
dc.description.abstractFeelings of irritation often emerge in romantic relationships, but the theoretical mechanisms determining whether individuals reveal or conceal these specific feelings to their romantic partner remain underdeveloped. Using a two-month longitudinal survey design involving 448 participants, the current study tested the Revelation-Risk Model (RRM) as a potential mechanism for predicting individuals’ decisions to reveal or conceal their feelings of irritation. The RRM was also examined in its ability to predict the disclosure strategies individuals anticipated using at Time 1 and actually employed at Time 2. In addition, the original RRM considerations were extended by examining the additive role of relationship power in predicting individuals’ disclosure decisions. Results suggested that the original components of the RRM (i.e., closeness, risk, communication efficacy, willingness to disclose) predict individuals’ decisions to disclose feelings of irritation. Relationship power also emerged as a significant predictor of the risk individuals associated with disclosing their feelings of irritation. The findings are discussed in terms of their contributions to existing research on disclosure, irritations, and power in romantic relationships.
dc.description.departmentCommunication Studies
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/114768
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/41671
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectIrritations
dc.subjectDisclosure
dc.subjectPower
dc.subjectComplaints
dc.subjectCommunication privacy management
dc.subjectRevelation-risk-model
dc.titleIrritations in romantic relationships : testing and extending the Revelation-Risk Model as a predictive mechanism for disclosure decisions and relationship power effects
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentCommunication Studies
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication Studies
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy

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