Family Communication Patterns and Conflict Management Styles in Dating Relationships

  • Rossler S
  • Ting-Toomey S
  • Lee P
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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship among family communication patterns, face concern dimensions, and conflict styles in dating relationships. Using the family orientation typological model and the conflict face negotiation theory as guiding conceptual frameworks, eight sets of hypotheses were posited. Major findings included: in pluralistic families, as conversation trait increases, the emotional expression conflict style increases, in consensual families, as conversation trait increases, compromising conflict style also increases. ..PAT.-Unpublished Manuscript ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Conference Papers -- National Communication Association is the property of National Communication Association and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

Author-supplied keywords

  • CONFLICT management
  • DATING (Social customs)
  • FAMILY communication
  • FAMILY conflict
  • FAMILY relations
  • Face Concerns
  • Face Negotiation Theory
  • Family Communication Patterns
  • Family Styles
  • SELF-expression

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  • Shonna Rossler

  • Stella Ting-Toomey

  • Peter Lee

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