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ERIC Number: EJ880263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-9882
When Distance Is Problematic: Communication, Coping, and Relational Satisfaction in Female College Students' Long-Distance Dating Relationships
Maguire, Katheryn C.; Kinney, Terry A.
Journal of Applied Communication Research, v38 n1 p27-46 Feb 2010
The purposes of this study are to gain an in-depth understanding of the situations in which long-distance dating relationships (LDDRs) are distressing for female college students, and to examine the associations between the perceived helpfulness of various communication coping strategies and relational satisfaction in both high and low distress LDDRs. Results indicate that the perceived helpfulness of joint problem solving was a major predictor of satisfaction among participants in low distress LDDRs, whereas the perceived helpfulness of openness was a major predictor of satisfaction among the participants in high distress LDDRs. Implications for research on LDDRs and coping are discussed. (Contains 4 tables and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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