Channel consistency and inconsistency in the communications of married couples

Noller P. (1982) Channel consistency and inconsistency in the communications of married couples. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 43 4: 732-741. doi:10.1037//0022-3514.43.4.732


Author Noller P.
Title Channel consistency and inconsistency in the communications of married couples
Journal name Journal of Personality and Social Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-3514
Publication date 1982-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037//0022-3514.43.4.732
Volume 43
Issue 4
Start page 732
End page 741
Total pages 10
Subject 3207 Social Psychology
3312 Sociology and Political Science
Abstract 48 married couples were videotaped while they discussed their relationship. The conversation was divided into thought units (basically speaker turns), and each unit was coded 4 times. Positive messages were used more by Ss with high and moderate levels of marital adjustment (MAD) (as measured by the short Marital Adjustment Test), whereas negative messages were used more by Ss low in MAD. Neutral messages were used more by males than females, particularly among the low-MAD Ss. Over all adjustment levels, neutral messages were used more in the verbal channel, positive messages were used less in the verbal channel, and negative messages were used less in the verbal and visual channels. The most frequently occurring discrepancies were those with positivity in the visual channel and negativity in the verbal or vocal channels, particularly the vocal channel. The percentage of discrepancies involving positivity in the visual channel and negativity in the vocal channel increased linearly from the high- to low-MAD Ss, with females generally using more of these communications than males. (39 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
Keyword marital adjustment, discrepancies in message valence expressed verbally vs nonverbally, spouses
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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