ERIC Number: EJ419615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Idealization and Communication in Long-Distance Premarital Relationships.
Stafford, Laura; Reske, James R.
Family Relations, v39 n3 p274-79 Jul 1990
Explored the phenomenon of idealization in college premarital long-distance relationships. Analyzed questionnaire responses of 71 college couples. Findings indicated long-distance couples had more restricted communication and were more idealized than their geographically close counterparts. Found an associative pattern between restricted communication and positive relational images. Suggests that long-distance couples, resulting from limited contact, postpone realistic assessments. (Author/PVV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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