A Study of the Relationships among Relational Maintenance Strategy Usage, Communicator Style and Romantic Relational Satisfaction

A Study of the Relationships among Relational Maintenance Strategy Usage, Communicator Style and Romantic Relational Satisfaction

Date: August 1996
Creator: Hardin, Charla (Charla LeeAnn)
Description: This thesis examined student-participants' self-reported use of romantic relational maintenance strategies and their partners' reports of relational satisfaction. Additionally, individuals outside the romantic relationship reported on student-participants' general communicator style. The research proposed that general style reports would be predictive of relational maintenance strategy usage and of romantic partners' relational satisfaction. The study found that general style behaviors may not be indicative of relational maintenance strategy usage or romantic partners' relational satisfaction. Tests of sex differences revealed that females' expression of various relational maintenance strategies and style behaviors are associated with male partners' relational satisfaction; however, no results were obtained indicating specific behaviors expressed by males result in female partners' relational satisfaction.
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A Dialectical Approach to Studying Long-Distance Maintenance Strategies

A Dialectical Approach to Studying Long-Distance Maintenance Strategies

Date: August 1997
Creator: Maguire, Katheryn C. (Katheryn Coveley)
Description: Using both qualitative and quantitative methodology, this thesis investigates the tactics used by long-distance relational partners, the differences in use of the tactics between long-distance and proximal partners, the relationship among the maintenance tactics, and the relationship of the tactics to relational satisfaction. Seven relational maintenance strategies were identified from the investigation: affirmation, expression, high tech mediated communication, low tech mediated communication, future thought, negative disclosure, and together-time. Significant differences in the use of maintenance tactics between long-distance and proximal partners were discovered and several tactics were found to correlate with relational satisfaction for both relationship types. It is concluded that relational maintenance should be viewed from a multi-dimensional perspective that recognizes the impact relational dialectics have on relationships.
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A study of information flow in hospice interdisciplinary team meetings

A study of information flow in hospice interdisciplinary team meetings

Date: December 2008
Creator: Demiris, George; Washington, Karla T.; Oliver, Debra Parker & Wittenberg-Lyles, Elaine
Description: Article on a study of information flow in hospice interdisciplinary team meetings.
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Caregiver Involvement in Hospice Interdisciplinary Team Meetings: A case study

Caregiver Involvement in Hospice Interdisciplinary Team Meetings: A case study

Date: 2008
Creator: Wittenberg-Lyles, Elaine; Oliver, Debra Parker; Demiris, George; Petty, Bethany & Day, Michele L.
Description: Article on a case study detailing caregiver involvement in hospice interdisciplinary team meetings.
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A correlative study of gender and social style.

A correlative study of gender and social style.

Date: May 2002
Creator: Gross, Amanda
Description: This study examines the concepts of social style and gender to determine if a relationship exists between the two constructs. The hypotheses suggested a direct relationship between the categories of the BSRI (masculine, feminine, androgynous, and undifferentiated) and the Social Style Analysis (driver, amiable, expressive, and analytical). Ninety-four participants completed two self-report surveys. Chi-square analysis performed on the data found a significant relationship between feminine and amiable as well as androgynous and expressive. While the analysis suggested that masculine/driver and undifferentiated/analytical were not independent, the relationship found was not significant.
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The Adventist Movement in Trinidad: A Case-Study in Intercultural Communication

The Adventist Movement in Trinidad: A Case-Study in Intercultural Communication

Date: December 1971
Creator: Noel, Augustine B.
Description: The problem with which this study is concerned is that of devising methods to assist teachers of Christianity in reaching and attracting a fast-growing and enlightened country. The Adventist church, along with other churches, is being challenged in communicating its message to a populace consisting of varied ethnic groups. This investigation has a two-fold purpose: (1) to study intercultural communications in order to locate principles which are applicable to missionary endeavors, and (2) to place these principles at the disposal of missionary personnel for their selective use in disseminating the beliefs of Christianity.
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What is interdisciplinary communication? Reflections on the very idea of disciplinary integration

What is interdisciplinary communication? Reflections on the very idea of disciplinary integration

Date: July 1, 2013
Creator: Holbrook, J. Britt
Description: Article discussing interdisciplinary communication and reflections on the idea of disciplinary integration.
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Motivating Student Employees

Motivating Student Employees

Date: 2011
Creator: Leuzinger, Julie
Description: Presentation for the Student Assistant Supervisors Workgroup on motivating student employees. The author discusses training and orientation, following up, communication, recognition and rewards, the work environment and helpful resources.
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The E-Quality Service Model: Collaboration between the Reference and Circulation departments as a means to improve the library experience for distance education patrons in an academic library

The E-Quality Service Model: Collaboration between the Reference and Circulation departments as a means to improve the library experience for distance education patrons in an academic library

Date: April 16, 2008
Creator: Ramin, Lilly & Leuzinger, Julie
Description: This presentation discusses collaboration between the reference and circulation departments as a means to improve the library experience for distance education patrons in an academic library. The two authors give perspectives from the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries.
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IT Offshoring Success: A Social Exchange Perspective

IT Offshoring Success: A Social Exchange Perspective

Date: August 2008
Creator: St. John, Jeremy
Description: Spending by U.S. companies in offshore IT services continues at unprecedented levels despite a high failure rate. This study fills a gap in the existing literature by examining the client-vendor offshoring relationship through the theoretical lens of social exchange theory at the organizational level of analysis from the client's perspective. Social exchange theory focuses on the exchange of activities between two parties, whether they are individuals or companies and was used as a basis for examining the client and vendor relationship. Variables were identified by a review of the literature primarily from IT outsourcing and offshoring but also from general IT, marketing, sociology and organizational science literature. Data was collected using a field survey of Fortune 500 CIOs representing a population of organizations at the forefront of the offshoring phenomenon. The survey instrument was developed based on the adaptation of previously validated scales. Hypotheses regarding the correlations between social variables such as trust, communication, dependence, power, shared values and offshoring success were tested using Spearman's rho correlation. Seven of the hypotheses were supported, four hypotheses were not supported and one hypothesis was deemed not testable due to lack of information.
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