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Self-disclosure as a determinant of relationship quality


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Zlatar, Ana. (2009). Self-disclosure as a determinant of relationship quality. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Jelić, Margareta].

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The aim of this study was to examine the quality of the relationship considering some demographic characteristics of participants, self-disclosure (volume, depth, honesty, intention, positive / negative self-disclosure) and past romantic experiences, and to assess whether one’s own or partner’s self-discloser is a better predictor of the relationship quality. 161 couples paticipated in the study (161 male participants, 161 female participants), aged between 18 and 30 years. Revised Scale of Self-disclosure (Wheelees and Grotz, 1976) was applied, and the relationship quality was determined using the Quality of Marriage Index (Norton, 1983). The results have shown that for men honesty of self-disclosure predicts relationship quality, while for women honesty of self-disclosure predicts relationship quality also, as well as their education and satisfaction with past romantic experiences. When it comes to whether one’s self-disclosure or partner’s self-disclosure is more important for the evaluation of the relationhip quality, the results have shown that both for men and women only their own self-disclosure predicts the relationship quality, and honesty of self-disclosure has been detected to be the only significant predictor of the evaluation of the relationship quality for both sexes.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: relationship quality, self-disclosure, satisfaction with past romantic experiences
Subjects: Psychology > Socijalna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Jelić, Margareta
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2011 15:35
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 23:20

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