ERIC Number: EJ711908
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-1
Would You Do It Again? Relationship Skills Gained in a Long-Distance Relationship
Mietzner, Sara; Lin Li-Wen
College Student Journal, v39 n1 p192 Mar 2005
This study examined if experienced long-distance relationship (LDR) participants would be willing to be involved in a LDR again. In addition, although positive and negative outcomes have been reported in LDRs research, very little research investigated relationship skills gained during a LDR. Students in a Midwestern university completed questionnaires assessing individual experiences and relationship skills gained in LDRs. Major relationship skills reported were trust, patience, and better communication. Experienced LDR individuals who considered to be in a LDR again reported to gain skills of time management, independence, and non-physical intimacy. These results may have implications for college students considering becoming involved in a LDR and college counselors who wish to develop a stronger working knowledge of the student experiences.
Descriptors: Time Management, Intimacy, College Students, Interpersonal Relationship, Student Attitudes, Coping, Psychological Patterns, Trust (Psychology)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students; Counselors
Authoring Institution: N/A