• Communication and sensemaking during the exit phase of socialization 

    Klatzke, Stephanie R. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    This study examined communication during the three phases of exit: preannouncement, announcement/actual exit, and post-exit. Data from both interviews and questionnaires were collected from employees who had voluntarily ...
  • Life after work: identity, communication, and retirement 

    Smith, Frances L. McCuiston (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Retirement is an important phase of life that may be viewed using two processes: identity and socialization. The purpose of this study is to explore the evolution of identity in communication about retirement. Eighty-four ...
  • Little bits and pieces: the process of revealing sexual information in close mother-daughter relationships 

    Coffelt, Tina A. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Sexual communication between parents and adolescents is believed to be challenging. Ample research has examined parent-adolescent sexual communication, but has been limited. The current study was designed to overcome some ...
  • Reality TV and interpersonal relationship perceptions 

    Cherry, Kristin L., 1972- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    The objective of this research was to understand the relationship between viewer motives for watching reality TV, reality TV exposure, and interpersonal relationship perceptions. The interpersonal relationship perceptions ...