Is this seat taken? The importance of context during the initiation of romantic communication

McBain, Kerry Anne, Hewitt, Lena, Maher, Teagan, Sypher, Shannon, and Tirendi, Grace (2013) Is this seat taken? The importance of context during the initiation of romantic communication. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 3 (21 Special Issue). pp. 79-89.

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The current study, with a sample of 697 adults, examined individual differences in the communication of romantic interest with a specific focus on the relationships between flirting styles and the context in which the flirting interaction takes place. It also investigated gender differences in the use of flirting behaviors in a range of environments. A series of behavioral descriptors based upon five styles of communicating romantic interest was used to investigate individual differences in flirting behaviors utilized in eight different environments. Our results indicated relationships between the five flirting styles and their behavioral descriptors and provided evidence of the repertoire of behaviors utilized to communicate romantic interest in a variety of areas. Some gender differences were elaborated.

Item ID: 34903
Item Type: Article (Scholarly Work)
ISSN: 2221-0989
Keywords: flirting; courtship; relationship initiation; interpersonal communication
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2014 00:51
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology @ 100%
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