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Associations between Openness, Relationship Satisfaction, and Perceived Partner Unresponsiveness and Topic Avoidance: Moderating Effects of Dogmatism for Individuals in a Romantic Relationship

Abstract Individuals in a romantic relationship may avoid discussing certain topics with their partner, often to avoid relational and emotional risk. This strategy is known as topic avoidance and may be an important factor for individuals in turbulent romantic relationship to consider due to the importance of communicating with a partner. The associations between characteristics such as openness, relationship satisfaction, and perceived partner unresponsiveness, and topic avoidance have not been directly studied within dogmatism literature. However, dogmatism, defined as a person’s relative openness (or closedness) to new information, may be an important construct associated with topic avoidance that strengthens the associations between perceived pa... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Mikel, Lindsay (Author) / Randall, Ashley K (Advisor) / Bludworth, James (Committee member) / Guerrero, Laura (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Communication / Counseling psychology / Behavioral sciences / dogmatism / openness / relationship satisfaction / romantic relationships / topic avoidance
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 68 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Counseling 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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