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dc.contributor.authorWeigel, Daniel J.
dc.contributor.authorBallard-Reisch, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Bret A.
dc.identifier.citationDaniel J. Weigel, Deborah S. Ballard-Reisch & Bret A. Davis (2019) Odd Bedfellows: Self- and Partner-Enhancement in the Communication of Commitment, Western Journal of Communicationen_US
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dc.description.abstractThis research examined self- and partner-enhancement biases in the everyday communication of commitment. A total of 189 romantic heterosexual couples completed a survey measuring self- and partner-reports of the communication of commitment. Women self-enhanced in their perceptions of their partner’s attempts at communicating commitment, while men partner-enhanced. Further, women’s self-enhancement and men’s partner-enhancement resulted in their perceptions of each other’s expressions of commitment being more closely aligned than self-reported expressions of commitment. Taken together, rather than being a detriment, bias in the everyday communication of commitment is an important aspect of how couples sustain commitment in their relationships.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWestern Journal of Communication;2019
dc.subjectCommunication of commitmenten_US
dc.subjectPerceptual alignmenten_US
dc.titleOdd bedfellows: self- and partner-enhancement in the communication of commitmenten_US
dc.rights.holder© 2019 Western States Communication Associationen_US

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