Title

Predicted Outcome Value Theory in Ongoing Relationships

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Keywords

predicted outcome value theory, ongoing relationships, relationship maintenance, uncertainty, unexpected events

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1080/03637750903514276

Abstract

Theory and research reported in this paper provide both theoretical and methodological advances in the study of predicted outcome value theory (POV) in established, ongoing relationships. From a theoretical perspective, POV, previously a theory focused solely on initial interaction behaviors and consequences, is extended into the realm of ongoing relationships. The propositions of the theory are reformulated and hypotheses derived from them are tested. Overall, the results strongly support this extension and shed new light on its role in understanding the effect of unexpected events. Methodologically, the study provides a longitudinal approach for assessing ongoing relationships both before and after the occurrence of an unexpected event.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Communication Monographs, v. 77, issue 1, p. 27-50.

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