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dc.contributor.advisorSanford, Keith Philip.
dc.contributor.authorFogle, Kristin Wolfe.
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T16:33:42Z
dc.date.available2012-11-29T16:33:42Z
dc.date.copyright2012-08
dc.date.issued2012-11-29
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8542
dc.description.abstractThe goal of this study was to investigate the reliability and validity of a new method of assessment of communication strategies for influencing the other person during couples’ conflict conversations using the language-based computer programs LIWC, a word counting program, and LSA, a latent semantic analysis program. Two dimensions of influence tactics were expected: strong influence tactics, such as demanding or telling, and weak influence tactics, such as hinting or flattering. Videos of 82 couples’ conflict conversations from previous studies by Dr. Keith Sanford were re-coded and assessed for strong and weak influence tactics using LIWC, LSA, and observational coding. Influence tactics measured through the computer programs were found to weakly relate to influence tactics measured through observational coding. Reliability of influence tactic use was found to be weak for computer-based influence tactics. Some significant associations were discovered between influence tactics and marital satisfaction and communication behaviors. Compositional effects were found for several of the relationships. Limitations and future research directions are discussed.en_US
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dc.subjectPower in relationships.en_US
dc.subjectComputer based language assessment.en_US
dc.subjectCouples' conflict conversations.en_US
dc.subjectLinguistic inquiry and word count.en_US
dc.subjectLatent semantic analysis.en_US
dc.subjectInfluence tactics.en_US
dc.titleThe assessment of strong and weak influence tactics in couples' conflict conversations through computer based language programs.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreePsy.D.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPsychology and Neuroscience.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsBaylor University. Dept. of Psychology and Neuroscience.en_US


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