Sports Scores and Intimate Moments: An Expectancy Violations Theory Approach to Partner Cell Phone Behaviors in Adult Romantic Relationships

@article{Kelly2017SportsSA,
  title={Sports Scores and Intimate Moments: An Expectancy Violations Theory Approach to Partner Cell Phone Behaviors in Adult Romantic Relationships},
  author={L. Kelly and Aimee E. Miller-Ott and R. Duran},
  journal={Western Journal of Communication},
  year={2017},
  volume={81},
  pages={619 - 640}
}
This study investigated how 225 adults perceived and responded to expectations of attentiveness and availability via cell phones when with romantic partners. Phone behaviors were generally expected, neutral, and typical but more negative when participants expected partner attention. Behaviors were more unexpected and negative if in public than at home. Phone sharing behaviors were perceived positively. Partner rewardingness was negatively correlated with valence and predicted cell phone… Expand
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