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dc.contributor.advisorRose, Amanda J.eng
dc.contributor.advisorHawley, Kristineng
dc.contributor.authorSchwartz, Rebecca A.eng
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.date.submitted2006 Summereng
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 (June 27, 2007)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Psychology.eng
dc.description.abstractThe present research considered conversational self-focus, a previously unstudied variant of normative self-disclosure in which one conversation partner re-directs conversations to focus on the self. It was hypothesized that having a friend who is self-focused, especially during conversations about problems, would be related to negative friendship and emotional outcomes. These hypotheses were addressed in two studies, a survey and an observational study. The results of the two studies were mixed. Study 1 suggested that youth with internalizing symptoms tend to perceive their friends as being self-focused and report lower friendship quality than youth without internalizing symptoms. Study 2, on the other hand, suggested that youth with internalizing symptoms tend to self-focus themselves but did not report lower friendship quality. Thus hypothesized relations did not hold when using more stringent methodology (observations). Future research should incorporate both survey and observational methods. Additionally, applied contributions of this research (e.g., interventions for self-focused youth) are discussed.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb58879249eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4536
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshFriendship in youtheng
dc.subject.lcshYouth -- Psychologyeng
dc.subject.lcshConversation analysiseng
dc.subject.lcshSelf-analysis (Psychoanalysis)eng
dc.titleConversational self focus in youths' friendshipseng
dc.typeThesiseng
dc.type.genreElectronic bookseng
dc.type.genreElectronic dissertationseng
dc.type.genreFreely available online resourceseng
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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