Title page for ETD etd-04122010-083737
|Type of Document
||Gryl, Frances E.
||Relationship dimensions, negotiation and coping :differences by gender and by use of violence among college students
||Master of Science
||Family and Child Development
|Bird, Gloria W.
|Rogers, Cosby Steele
|Sporakowski, Michael J.
|Date of Defense
Serious dating relationships of college freshmen (H =
284) were investigated, comparing relationship dimensions,
negotiation styles and coping strategies between violent
and nonviolent students and between male and female
respondents. Multiple analysis of variance techniques
revealed significant effects for gender and violence on the
dependent research variables. Findings indicate that men
report more conflict in their dating relationships than
women. When negotiating, women use more Ultimate Effort
strategies. With respect to coping, women are more likely
to use Social Support while men are more likely to rely on
Withdrawal techniques. Those in violent dating
relationships report greater conflict and ambivalence. In
addition, violent dating partners use more Direct Appeal,
Negative Affect, Indirect Appeal and Ultimate Effort
negotiation styles and more frequently rely on
Anger/Blaming and Withdrawal coping strategies.
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