Commitment Messages Communicated in Families of Origin: Contributions to Relationship Commitment Attitudes

Daniel J. Weigel, Dana A. Weiser

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Abstract

Despite the wealth of research on relationship commitment, surprisingly little has examined the contributions communication in families of origin makes to perceptions of commitment. Data from a survey of 145 individuals revealed three types of individuals based on reports of commitment-related communication in families of origin: optimist, structural-optimist, and cautious. Results revealed that these three types of individuals differed on their beliefs, models, and expectations about commitment and romantic relationships. The study contributes to our understanding of the developmental origins of perceptions of commitment in relationships and the contributions communication in families of origin makes to those perceptions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)536-551
Number of pages16
JournalCommunication Quarterly
Volume62
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 20 2014

Keywords

  • Commitment
  • Family Communication
  • Family of Origin
  • Intergenerational Transmission
  • Relationship Schemas

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