The influence of changing college workload on dating couples' activities and relationship satisfaction Public Deposited

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  • Recent advances in courtship theory emphasize day-today interaction and the environment in which interaction takes place as critically important in the understanding of relationship development. The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of college course assignments on time spent in relationship activities and, similarly, the influence of time spent in relationship activities on relationship satisfaction. As college couples are often the subjects of relationship studies, consideration of the college environment seemed both appropriate and overdue. The sample consisted of 35 serious dating couples in which both partners were full-time students. A telephone survey methodology was developed so that couples could report coded relationship behaviors both conveniently and confidentially. Data were collected twice a week for 8 1/2 weeks during winter term 1987 at a large northwestern university. Results indicated: (1) previous, current, and up-coming course assignments were influential regarding reported time in selected relationship activities, and, in general, tended to increase time in activities; (2) when assignments decreased relationship activity, men's assignments were more influential. Women's assignments, particularly previous assignments, were found likely to increase relationship activity. Regarding the influence time spent in activities had on relationships satisfaction, the data indicated that time spent eating together and in affectionate behavior were activities that increased relationship satisfaction. Discussion centered on the "interpersonal process" framework of relationships development and on the timing of course workload on relationships. Conclusions suggested the academic environment does have an effect on dating relationships and that this effect may be similar to work and family issues that society as a whole is facing.
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