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KNOBLOCH AND SOLOMON Background : 1. Purpose of Study - develop a way to measure uncertainty 2. Definition of Uncertainty - not knowing/unsure of what is happening 3. Conclusions about existing research - focused on doubt about partner Sources of Uncertainty : 1. Self Uncertainty – can’t predict, describe or explain own attitudes or behaviors, “why did I do that?” 2. Partner Uncertainty – lack of knowledge of other person’s attitudes and behaviors, makes it hard to move to the next level 3. Relationship Uncertainty – can’t predict status of relationship, one person is moving faster than other Operationalizations of Uncertainty : 1. Attributional confidence – (attributional = meaning of relationship) having confidence in proactive or retroactive a. CLUES-7 Scale – how confident to predict partner’s behavior, how certain he/she likes you, how accurate at predicting partner’s actions, b. General uncertainty about partner’s attitudes , c. relational state of uncertainty regarding partner’s commitment to courtship Content of uncertainty : 1. Behavioral uncertainty – not knowing the right way to act, do or say in a certain situation (rules, boundaries, particular behaviors) 2. Cognitive uncertainty – not knowing particular content (what you think in your head) a. value of relationship – cost/rewards, potential benefits, b. partner’s commitment – jealousy, goals for relationship, high level of uncertainty = high level of jealousy, c. definition of relationship – lack of agreement of status, move quicker than other during transitional stages Measures : 1. Relationship length 2. Stage of relationship development 3. Partners influence (irrelevant to particular study, but useful to researchers) 4. Partner’s interference (irrelevant to particular study, but useful to researchers) 5. Relational uncertainty a. behavioral norms – acceptable or unacceptable actions (Q# 6,7,14,16), b. mutuality – reciprocity of feelings about relationship (Q# 2,9,11,12), c. definition – status of relationship, same or different (Q# 1,4,10,13), d. future goals – long range outcomes (Q# 3,5,8,15) 6. Subscales (for self and partner uncertainties) a. desire – feelings or commitment to relationship (Q# 1,2,5,6,8,11,14,16), b. evaluation – value and definition of relationship (Q# 7,9,13,17,18,19,20), c. goals – future objectives (Q# 3,4, 7. Conclusion a. self and partner uncertainty occurs independently and impacts relational uncertainty, must resolve partner or self- uncertainty to resolve relational uncertainty. : 1. Future reasearh - look at fluxuation of sources as developing relationship, self doubt=mystery or intrigue, partner = doubt and jealousy (research how communicate doubt) 2. Limitations - 48 males and 114 females, homogeneous (similar race, economic status, education – college students), context – general perceptions and recalling information changes over time, items used (scope is too big)
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