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Face threats and facework during hurtful conflict : an extension of identity implications theory

Author:
Bernhold, Quinten Shenk
Degree Grantor:
University of California, Santa Barbara. Communication
Degree Supervisor:
Norah E. Dunbar
Place of Publication:
[Santa Barbara, Calif.]
Publisher:
University of California, Santa Barbara
Creation Date:
2016
Issued Date:
2016
Topics:
Communication
Keywords:
Relational change
Identity implications theory
Face threats
Hurtful conflict
Facework
Genres:
Dissertations, Academic and Online resources
Dissertation:
M.A.--University of California, Santa Barbara, 2016
Description:

This study examined how people initiate change in their relational status when experiencing hurtful conflict. A total of 581 dating partners, siblings, and friends recalled a real-life conflict that occurred in private and hurt their feelings. They imagined the conflict occurred yesterday and their relational partner has not yet apologized for hurting them. They were then randomly assigned to repair the relationship or increase relational distance. Perceived face threats to the offender and victim were measured, and the forms of participants' relational change messages were assessed. Type of primary goal and relationship type interacted to influence a variety of face threats and message features. Face threats were also linked to the forms of participants' relational change messages. Independent and interdependent self-construals were linked to message features in statistically distinct ways, with main effects for independent self-construals and interaction effects for interdependent self-construals combined with face threats. Study limitations and directions for future research are also considered.

Physical Description:
1 online resource (58 pages)
Format:
Text
Collection(s):
UCSB electronic theses and dissertations
ARK:
ark:/48907/f3h41rh1
ISBN:
9781369146714
Catalog System Number:
990046968020203776
Rights:
Inc.icon only.dark In Copyright
Copyright Holder:
Quinten Bernhold
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