HDF Review sheet 3 - HDF 304/WGS 301 Family Relationships...

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HDF 304/WGS 301 – Family Relationships Commitment Review Sheet Commitment 1. What is commitment? Closeness, attachment, loyalty, obligation; strong intention to remain ; long-term orientation to partner (thinking about life with this person down the road); 2. What is meant by the ABCs of commitment? What are they? Can you provide examples of each? Affective—feeling attached; positive emotion Behavioral—intent to persist and enact pro-relationship behaviors Cognitive—long-term orientation, thinking about dyad (singular pronoun rather than plural pronouns indicates whether you consider yourself to be in a union with your partner or not.) Cognitive interdependence : reflection of the extent in which you in your head is cognitively linked to your partner. (“we” and not a “me”) 3. Know the Investment Model well. Very well. a. According to this model, what 3 factors contribute to commitment? How do they contribute to commitment (i.e., what is their association with commitment)? Satisfaction - positive feelings toward partner; severity of abuse (more severe should decrease satisfaction); attributions for abuse (if they blame it on themselves, then they are more satisfied with their relationship) Alternatives - education, employment (more independent), income (more independent), transportation Investment - marital status, relationship duration, number of children Satisfaction and investments are directly related as commitment, and alternatives and commitments are inversely related b. In what circumstances would satisfaction not predict whether or not somebody remained in a relationship? a. Satisfaction matters, but the other 2 matters too. c. How is satisfaction determined? (i.e., what is the equation) Cost (time, money) vs. Rewards (companionship)=Outcomes (positive or negative) d. What are the various types of alternatives? Education, employment (more independent), income (more independent), transportation
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This note was uploaded on 06/21/2008 for the course HDF 304 taught by Professor Gray during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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HDF Review sheet 3 - HDF 304/WGS 301 Family Relationships...

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