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Expressive writing, relationships, and health

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dc.contributor.advisor King, Laura A. (Laura Ann) en
dc.contributor.author Eells, Jennifer Emilia, 1975- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-12T17:08:33Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-12T17:08:33Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2006 Spring en
dc.identifier.other EellsJ-051506-D4700 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/4496
dc.description The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (February 27, 2007) en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Thesis (Ph.D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Psychology. en_US
dc.description.abstract The role of expressive writing in social functioning is investigated; results extend findings regarding benefits of writing about personally significant topics (Pennebaker & Beall, 1986; King, 2001; Niederhoffer & Pennebaker, 2002). Couples (N = 93) in romantic relationships wrote about falling in love, trauma, or a control. Implications for health, well-being, and relationship quality were assessed. Writing about love or trauma led to enhanced interactions with partners for one week following, assessed with experience sampling methodology. Writing about love, and having less critical interactions, each led to enhanced life satisfaction 2.5 months later. This effect for interaction quality reduced the direct effect of the love condition on satisfaction. Having lower pretest love scores, in the love condition, marginally predicted break-ups. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2006 Freely available dissertations (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Writing en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Expression en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Interpersonal relations en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Well-being en_US
dc.title Expressive writing, relationships, and health en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph.D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b57899526 en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 85357035 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2006 Dissertations


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