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dc.contributor.advisorAcitelli, Linda K.
dc.creatorBrunson, Julie Ann
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-24T13:26:23Z
dc.date.available2014-07-24T13:26:23Z
dc.date.createdMay 2014
dc.date.issued2014-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10657/714
dc.description.abstractExpectations about interpersonal relationships have been shown to be highly influential in terms of behavior, goals, affect, and interpersonal outcomes. However, one important conceptualization of these expectations, the relational schema, has been understudied, largely due to the lack of a clear, cohesive measure of schema content. The current study describes the development of a new measure of relational schemas, the Relational Schema Questionnaire (RSQ) which separately considers the self, partner, and relationship components of the schema and can also be used to assess relationships at varying levels of specificity. Four studies explored the nature of such a measure, first by investigating whether the script component of relational schemas is unique from trait descriptors of the relationship. Study 2 generated lists of common expectations about the self, partner, and relationship for a variety of different relationships which were used to form the RSQ. Study 3 explored the factor structure of the RSQ, and finally Study 4 explored the structure and construct validity of the measure. Results are discussed in terms of their theoretical and practical importance, and future research directions using the RSQ will be suggested.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectrelational schema
dc.subjectrelationship cognition
dc.subjectsocial cognition
dc.subjectattachment
dc.subjectmeasurement
dc.subject.lcshSocial psychology
dc.titleAssessing "you," "me," and "us": A comprehensive measure of relational schemas
dc.date.updated2014-07-24T13:26:23Z
dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology, Social
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.departmentPsychology
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSteinberg, Lynne
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSharp, Carla
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLopez, Frederick G.
dc.type.dcmiText
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digital
thesis.degree.majorSocial Psychology
dc.description.departmentPsychology
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences


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