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Relationship efficacy beliefs and communication patterns during conflict resolution in dating relationships – an APIM approach


Huić, Aleksandra; Krznarić, Tina; Kamenov, Željka
Relationship efficacy beliefs and communication patterns during conflict resolution in dating relationships – an APIM approach // International Association for Relationship Research Main Conference
Toronto, Kanada, 2016. (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Relationship efficacy beliefs and communication patterns during conflict resolution in dating relationships – an APIM approach

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

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

Skup
International Association for Relationship Research Main Conference

Mjesto i datum
Toronto, Kanada, 20-24.07.2016

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Relationship efficacy beliefs ; communication patterns ; conflict resolution ; APIM approach

Sažetak
Although beliefs that we can successfully resolve relationship conflict, i.e. relationship efficacy beliefs (REB), have been linked to greater relationship satisfaction, and the willingness to engage in conflict, studies focusing on specific styles of conflict resolution are rare, and usually ignore the interdependent nature of relationships. This study tried to extend previous findings by investigating dating relationships and employing the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model to examine the role of both partners’ REB for the couple’s constructive and demand/withdraw communication patterns during conflict. We expected those who believe they can successfully resolve conflicts to engage in more constructive communication, and that their partner’s higher efficacy beliefs will also be associated with constructive communication during conflicts. We also expected to observe more demand/withdraw behavior in couples with lower REB. A total of 154 heterosexual couples (18-30 y.) from Croatia, dating for an average of 32 months, participated in the study. Both partners completed the Relationship Efficacy Measure (Fincham, Harold & Gano-Phillips, 2000) and answered questions on relationship length and satisfaction. A month later, they completed the Communication Patterns Questionnaire (Christensen & Sullawey, 1984). We found both actor and partner effects of REB on communication patterns during conflict. Individuals with higher REB, who have partners with higher REB, reported on more constructive communication, and were more satisfied with their relationships. Lower REB by both partners were associated with more demand/withdraw communication, although some gender specific findings were also found. Results are discussed in the context of practical implications for romantic relationships in emerging adulthood.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Psihologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
HR.3.2.01-0034

Ustanove
Filozofski fakultet, Zagreb