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dc.contributor.advisorKing, Laura A. (Laura Ann)eng
dc.contributor.authorEells, Jennifer Emilia, 1975-eng
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.date.submitted2006 Springeng
dc.descriptionThe 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.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (February 27, 2007)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Psychology.eng
dc.description.abstractThe 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.eng
dc.identifier.merlin.b57899526eng
dc.identifier.oclc85357035eng
dc.identifier.otherEellsJ-051506-D4700eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4496eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshWritingeng
dc.subject.lcshExpressioneng
dc.subject.lcshInterpersonal relationseng
dc.subject.lcshWell-beingeng
dc.titleExpressive writing, relationships, and healtheng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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