Relational quality and communicative responses following hurtful events in dating relationships: An expectancy violations analysis

@article{Bachman2006RelationalQA,
  title={Relational quality and communicative responses following hurtful events in dating relationships: An expectancy violations analysis},
  author={G. Bachman and Laura K. Guerrero},
  journal={Journal of Social and Personal Relationships},
  year={2006},
  volume={23},
  pages={943 - 963}
}
The present study uses expectancy violations theory to investigate hurtful events, relational quality, and communication in dating relationships. Participants (N = 263) described a hurtful behavior performed by their dating partner and recalled their reaction to that behavior. When respondents evaluated the hurtful event as a highly negative expectancy violation and judged their partner as unrewarding, they were more likely to report breaking up, being less satisfied and committed, and using… Expand

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