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ERIC Number: EJ912514
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct-3
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1088-7423
The Effect of Communicative Impediments on Interpersonal Attachment and Deviance
Richardson, Nick J.; Barnum, Christopher C.
Current Research in Social Psychology, v15 n12 Oct 2010
This article introduces a theory describing the relationship between factors that increase social isolation and deviance. The theory is examined in the context of virtual visitation. We integrate social exchange, anomie, and strain theories to argue that as communication is impeded between two actors, the less satisfied either will be with the communication and thus, the more alienated they may become. Social alienation, in turn, may make actors more inclined to commit deviance. Findings have important implications for a broad set of applied settings including correctional facilities that have replaced in-person contact visits with virtual visits.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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