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1QUALITATIVE ANALYSISQualitative Analysis: Interview Part 2Melinda M. WasdenDepartment of Early Childhood Studies, California Baptist UniversitySOC 323: Marriage and the Family Dr. ThaiOctober 14, 2020
2QUALITATIVE ANALYSISQualitative Analysis: Interview Part 2IntroductionEvery relationship is different in their own way. Some relationships are able to last a lifetime when others end early by divorce. There is no such thing as a perfect relationship, there will be good times and struggles, every relationship find way to adapt in their own method. When performing qualitative analysis, we can evaluate to see if these methods fall into common categories. While interviewing Trevor and Mary on their relationship I found a mutual dependencyto be a common aspect. Several other aspects I have found in the interview of their relationship are, commitment,consummate love, positive affect, spillover, rapport, family, and masculinities. There were a few theories and perspectives that aligned with their relationship as well, such as, conflict perspective andmarriage premise.Question Three AnalysisWhen beginning to ask how the couple met, you could see there was a playful feeling and the sensation of enjoying each other’s company. According to Lamanna, Reidmann and Stewart, mutual dependency is “two people desire to spend more time together” (p.133). It is observed that the couple interacted with each other when answering questions. The way Trevor checks in with Mary by looking towards her for affirmation shows mutual dependency. “When partners' goals correspond and their behavioral preferences are compatible, partners can readily achieve desirable outcomes such as intimacy, companionship, and security” (Wieselquist, Rusbult, Foster, and Agnew,1999, p.944). When looking at consummate love, it is “a complete love”, “when components of passion, intimacy, and commitmentcome together” (Lamanna, Reidmannand Stewart, 2018, p.114). This is a common theme that the couple displays throughout the entireinterview process and shows affection, attraction, and commitmenttowards one another.
3QUALITATIVE ANALYSISWhen looking into further research about the Triangular Theory, it was found that, “When one is asked to list important components of a healthy romantic relationship, intimacy, passion, and commitmentintuitively come to mind. These three variables are believed to be implicit in people’s theories of love (Aron & Westbay, 1996; Sternberg, 1997) and ontologically pre-suppose a Neoclassical structure linking affect (intimacy), motivation (passion), and cognition (commitment) to a conceptual model of love called the Triangular Theory of Love (Diessner, Frost, & Smith, 2004; Sternberg, 1988, 1997, 2006).” (Madey and Rodgers, 2009). It has been evaluated that Trevor and Mary have all of these traits which will in turn help their marriage.