HDF304 (06.11.08)

HDF304 (06.11.08) - HDF304 Family Relationships 6.12.2008...

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HDF304 / Family Relationships 6.12.2008 Commitment 1. What is it? 1.1. Commitment is. .. a) Closeness, attachment, loyalty, obligation b) Intention to remain in the relationship c) Long-term orientation: thinking ahead about life down the road with this certain person. 1.2. ABCs of Commitment a) Affective – feeling attached, positive emotion b) Behavioral – intent to persist and enact pro-relationship behaviors c) Cognitive – long-term orientation, thinking about dyad the more committed you are to someone, the more plural pronouns you use in describing your relationship Cognitive interdependence – reflection of the extent to which you in your head are linked to your partner, “we” not “me” 2. The Investment Model (Rusbult, 1980) 2.1. Components of the Model a) To determine commitment, look at: Satisfaction -> math equation: Cost vs. Rewards = Outcome Expectancies (Comparison level) -> what you come to expect from relationships; what you think you should be getting
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