Interpersonal communication dating
A hierarchical cluster analysis was conducted to aid in examining how the characteristics were organized within this multidimensional space.
Once the model structure was identified, participants (n = 398) were asked to complete an attribute rating task to identify cultural consensus on the model dimensions.
Participants assessed the characteristics of each model on five attributes: good, important, satisfying, realistic, and desirable.
Results showed significant fit for all attributes, except for the realistic attribute within mediated dating; however, attribute ratings were highly correlated and only explained a low to moderate degree of the model variance.
Results showed that general and romantically-themed media use did not predict agreement with the cultural model for any romantic relationship stage. "The Role of Interpersonal Experiences and Media Use on Perceptions of Romantic Relationship Stages: Cognitive Representations of Dating, Cohabitation, and Marriage Cultural Models." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Anderegg, Courtney "The Role of Interpersonal Experiences and Media Use on Perceptions of Romantic Relationship Stages: Cognitive Representations of Dating, Cohabitation, and Marriage Cultural Models." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation.
Additionally, a quantitative analysis revealed that participants listed more characteristics for each stage within the interpersonal condition when compared to the mediated condition; cohabitation was found to have the fewest characteristics listed by participants in both conditions.Relationship is a state of connectedness between people.A state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries.The building blocks include what one studies (e.g., concepts, theories, and contexts) and the research traditions (e.g., empirical, interpretive, and critical) that inform interpersonal communication research.Recent shifts in the perceptions of and expectations for dating, cohabitation, and marriage call for an evaluation of the characteristics associated with how these relationships function.