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dc.contributor.advisorKing, Laura A. (Laura Ann)en
dc.contributor.authorEells, Jennifer Emilia, 1975-en_US
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.date.submitted2006 Springen
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.en_US
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (February 27, 2007)en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionVita.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Psychology.en_US
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.en_US
dc.identifier.merlin.b57899526en_US
dc.identifier.oclc85357035en_US
dc.identifier.otherEellsJ-051506-D4700en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4496
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2006 Freely available dissertations (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2006 Dissertations
dc.subject.lcshWritingen_US
dc.subject.lcshExpressionen_US
dc.subject.lcshInterpersonal relationsen_US
dc.subject.lcshWell-beingen_US
dc.titleExpressive writing, relationships, and healthen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyeng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US


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