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Determinants of closeness and conflicts in roommate relations


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Mezić, Simona. (2015). Determinants of closeness and conflicts in roommate relations. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Kamenov, Željka].

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The aim of this study was to examine the role of emotional competence and perceived responsiveness in explaining closeness and the level of conflict in roommate relations and also to examine differences between members of self-chosen and assigned roommate dyads. The study included 228 members of same-sex roommate dyads aged 18-26. The data were collected using Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire, Perceived responsiveness scale, Level of Conflict Scale and the Closeness Scale. Results indicate that roommates in self-chosen dyads score higher on closeness and perceive their roommate as more responsive. Significant positive predictors of closeness were competence of perceiving and understanding emotions and perceived responsiveness as the most significant predictor of roommate closeness. None of the dimensions of emotional competence were a significant predictor of conflict in the relationship, but perceived responsiveness was the most significant negative predictor of it. By using mentioned models we explained less of the closeness variance (72%) than of the level of conflict variance (19%) in roommate relations.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: emotional competence, perceived responsiveness, roommate relations, closeness, conflict, student housing
Subjects: Psychology > Socijalna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Kamenov, Željka
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2015 11:54
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2015 11:54

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