Title

The Role of Overall Communication Quality in the Association Between Partner's Perceived Decision‐Making Style and Relational Satisfaction in Heterosexual Same‐Sex and Cross‐Sex Friendships

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2002

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1080/08824090209384838

Abstract

The present study extended previous research examining the role of decision‐making style in marital and organizational relationships to same‐sex and cross‐sex friendships. Four hypotheses regarding the associations among decision‐making style, overall communication quality, and relational satisfaction, including one proposing a mediated‐effects model, were tested and supported. The hypotheses were also assessed as to their generalizability to same‐sex and cross‐sex friendships. The results provide support for the role of overall communication quality in assessing the effect of communication variables on relational outcomes. Implications of the present study for future research on decision‐making styles in friendships are discussed.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Communication Research Reports, v. 19, issue 2, p. 107-117

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