Amount and Consistency, Two Components of Group Norms: An Actor Partner Interdependence Analysis of Intimate Behaviors in Groups

  title={Amount and Consistency, Two Components of Group Norms: An Actor Partner Interdependence Analysis of Intimate Behaviors in Groups},
  author={Joseph R. Miles and Jill D Paquin and Dennis M. Kivlighan},
  journal={Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice},
This study presents a new conceptualization of behavioral norms as consisting of two components: the average amount of a target behavior exhibited in a group and the consistency of this behavior across group members. Using this conceptualization, we examined the relationship between group behavioral norms regarding intimate behaviors and individual group members’ intimate behaviors in two types of groups: interpersonal growth groups and trauma recovery groups. Specifically, we used the actor… 

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