Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Role Family Communication Patterns Play in Shaping People's Responses and Perceived Outcomes to Boundary Turbulence via Privacy Breaches in Their Personal Relationships
by Ireland, Kaitlyn S., M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 70; 10604731
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to further analyze the relationship between family communication patterns theory and its relationship to privacy management theory. More specifically, the goal was to examine the effects of a family’s conversation orientation on adult children when dealing with boundary turbulence after their privacy has been violated. Approach strategies (i.e., integrative and distributive), withdrawal strategies (i.e., avoidance and distance), and relational consequences (i.e., improvement or damage) were measured with conversation orientation as a result of the boundary turbulence. Results indicated that there was a positive relationship between conversation orientation with approach strategies and relational improvement. Thus, those individuals that come from a high conversation orientation family are more likely to approach a violator after a privacy breach, and participate in relational improvement. Keywords: Conversation orientation, communication responses, relational consequences

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Young, Stacy L.
Commitee: Downey, Sharon D., Kreiser, Pamela
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Communication Studies
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 57/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Communication, Sociology
Keywords: Adult children, Confict outcomes, Conflict responses, Family communication, Privacy orientations
Publication Number: 10604731
ISBN: 978-0-355-31856-2
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