ERIC Number: EJ611131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Maintaining Nonvoluntary Relationships with Disliked Partners: An Investigation into the Use of Distancing Behaviors.
Hess, Jon A.
Human Communication Research, v26 n3 p458-88 Jul 2000
Examines nonvoluntary relationships with disliked partners (NR/D). Hypothesizes that the subjects (undergraduate students) would try to attenuate this discomfort by increasing psychological distance between themselves and their disliked partners. Shows that people use distance to attenuate the discomfort created by an NR/D. Finds 36 distancing behaviors through content analysis. (SC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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