Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Lynn K. Harland
This thesis investigated the relationship between communication competence and interactive jealousy coping strategies. Two hypotheses were proposed and tested utilizing the Interactive Reactions to Jealousy Scale and a subscale of Wiemann’s Communication Competence Scale. Results indicated a significant positive relationship exists between the level of communication competence and the use of integrative communication, which is considered a positive and helpful coping strategy. However, no significant relationships were found between the level of communication competence and the use of potentially destructive coping strategies. Discussion and interpretation of results and general future areas for research on jealousy and communication competence are proposed.
Bull, Amy J., "An Investigation of the Relationship Between Communication Competence and Interactive Strategies for Coping with Romantic Jealousy" (1997). Student Work. 188.