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Using the theory of planned behavior to predict constructive communication during relationship conflict


Krznarić, Tina; Huić, Aleksandra; Kamenov, Željka
Using the theory of planned behavior to predict constructive communication during relationship conflict // International Association for Relationship Research Main Conference
Toronto, Kanada, 2016. (poster, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, ostalo)


Naslov
Using the theory of planned behavior to predict constructive communication during relationship conflict

Autori
Krznarić, Tina ; Huić, Aleksandra ; Kamenov, Željka

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, ostalo

Skup
International Association for Relationship Research Main Conference

Mjesto i datum
Toronto, Kanada, 20-24.07.2016

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Poster

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Theory of planned behavior ; constructive communication ; relationship conflict

Sažetak
The theory of planned behavior (TPB) identifies cognitive self-regulation as an important precursor of human behavior. Although it is one of the most frequently used models in predicting human behavior it is rarely used to predict behaviors in close relationships. Patterns of communication in relationships are amongst the most widely researched and most important behavioral aspects of relationships. More specifically, the ways in which couples communicate during conflicts are associated with marital adjustment, relationship satisfaction and quality, and are predictive of relationship dissolution. This study examined whether constructive communication during conflict can be predicted by the constructs proposed by TPB. A questionnaire assessing attitudes, subjective norms and perceived control was constructed, with constructive communication during relationship conflict being the behavior of interest. Heterosexual young adults (N=204 ; age=18-30 y.) in committed dating relationships participated in the study. Participants first completed the TPB questionnaire, and then, a month later the 7- item constructive communication subscale of the Communication Patterns Questionnaire (CPQ-CC, Christensen & Sullaway, 1984). Structural equation modeling revealed a good fit for the standard TPB model. Attitudes, subjective norms, and perceptions of control made independent contributions to the prediction of intentions to communicate constructively during conflict, and these intentions predicted reports of actual constructive communication during conflicts a month later. Behavioral, normative, and control beliefs predicted, respectively, attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control lending further support for the validity of TPB in the context of relationship behavior. Examination of specific TPB factor effects revealed important implications for effective couples’ therapy.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Psihologija



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Projekt / tema
HR.3.2.01-0034

Ustanove
Filozofski fakultet, Zagreb