The influence of goodwill, secure attachment, and positively toned disengagement strategy on reports of communication satisfaction in non-marital post-dissolution relationships

Andrea N. Lambert, Patrick C. Hughes

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Abstract

Previous research on relationship dissolution focuses on the psychological and emotional effects of the break-up on the individuals, with less attention given to the quality of the post-dissolution relationship (PDR) between the former romantic partners. The objective of this study was to examine the construct of goodwill as a predictor of PDR communication quality. Results of this study show that goodwill is among the best predictors of communication satisfaction among PDR partners, in combination with less secure attachment and less positively toned disengagement strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-183
Number of pages13
JournalCommunication Research Reports
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2010

Keywords

  • Attachment Style
  • Communication Satisfaction
  • Disengagement
  • Relationship Dissolution

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