Increasing motivation to use internet-based relationship enhancement interventions.

dc.contributor.advisorSanford, Keith Philip.
dc.contributor.authorEmery, Kara Anne.
dc.contributor.departmentPsychology and Neuroscience.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsBaylor University. Dept. of Psychology and Neuroscience.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-05T13:30:56Z
dc.date.available2014-09-05T13:30:56Z
dc.date.copyright2014-08
dc.date.issued2014-09-05
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated an Internet-based intervention designed by the principle investigator to increase motivation to engage in a provided relationship enhancement activity. It collected descriptive data to determine how participants engaged with the intervention, as well as to identify areas of improvement in future web-based couples work. The study also tested the effectiveness of this new intervention. Participants included 561 individuals who reported being in a romantic relationship, and were all recruited anonymously on-line through Mechanical Turk. All participants were randomly assigned to one of three conditions, including a motivational enhancement condition, a feedback-only condition, and a no-feedback control. The study results identified three areas of potential difficulty for intervention completion. These areas included 1) lack of a discrepancy between desired scores on outcome measures and actual scores, 2) inaccuracy in interpreting and/or reporting scores as provided on a visual chart, and 3) not providing responses to open-ended prompts, in some cases despite the stated desire to do so. The results did not reveal any significant group differences.en_US
dc.description.degreePsy.D.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/9153
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisheren
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dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.subjectInternet.en_US
dc.subjectCouples.en_US
dc.subjectRomantic relationships.en_US
dc.subjectMotivation.en_US
dc.titleIncreasing motivation to use internet-based relationship enhancement interventions.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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