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  Deception in Intimate Relationships
Title: Deception in Intimate Relationships
Author: Peterson, Candida
Appeared in: International journal of psychology
Paging: Volume 31 (1996) nr. 6 pages 279-288
Year: 1996-12-01
Contents: This study examined the use of deceptive communication in intimate couple relationships. A total of 80 romantically involved male and female Australian university students read and responded to scenarios depicting men and women perpetrating deceit in couple relationships. Six types of deception were examined, namely: omission, distortion, half-truths, blatant lies, white lies, and failed lies. Respondents rated their own and their partners' use of each type of deception in terms of frequency, morality, and relationship effects. Self-reports of satisfaction with the couple relationship were also obtained. Results indicated that each deceptive strategy apart from the white lie was judged as morally reprehensible on dimensions of blame, guilt, and dishonesty. Respondents used white lies most often, and blatant lies least often, and perceived their partners as behaving similarly. Diminished relationship satisfaction was associated with respondents' frequent use of strategies of blatant lying, partial truthfulness, and attempted deceit and with partners' frequent use of each type of deception apart from the white lie. Frequent use of deception by self and partner was correlated with believing that each type of deception was preferable to having an argument, supporting the suggestion from previous research that couples elect dishonesty as a method of conflict avoidance. However, the strength of a respondent's preference for deception rather than arguing did not independently predict satisfaction once the effects of frequent use of the six deception strategies by self and partner were taken into account. Cette etude analyse l'utilisation de la communication trompeuse dans les relations de couple chez 80 etudiants et etudiantes universitaires australiens. Le questionnaire decrit des sce narios ou des hommes et des femmes trompent leur partenaire. Six types de tromperie sont examines: un mensonge par omission, une dissimulation, une demi-ve rite , un grossier mensonge, un pieux mensonge et un mensonge manque. Les sujets e valuent leur propre utilisation et l'utilisation que leur conjoint fait de chaque type de tromperie en termes de frequence, de moralite et des effets sur la relation de couple. La satisfaction dans la relation de couple est aussie valuee. Les re sultats indiquent qu'apart le pieux mensonge, chaque type de tromperie est juge immoral sur les dimensions de responsabilite, culpabilite et de malhonne tete . Les sujets utilisent le pieux mensonge le plus souvent et le grossier mensonge le moins souvent et perc oivent leur partenaire comme se comportant de la me me fac on. Une moins grande satisfaction de couple est associe e a une utilisation fre quente par les sujets du grossier mensonge, de la de mi-ve rite et du mensonge manque de me me qu'a l'utilisation frequente par le partenaire de chaque type de tromperie a part le pieux mensonge. L'utilisation frequente de la tromperie par soi-meme et le partenaire est correlee a la croyance que chaque type de tromperie est pre fe rable a un conflit ouvert, ce qui confirme les re sultats de recherches ante rieures montrant que des couples choisissent la malhonne tete comme methode d'evitement du conflit. Cependant, la preference des sujets par la tromperie ne predit pas la satisfaction de fac on inde pendente quand on tient compte des effets de l'utilisation frequente des six types de tromperie par soi-meme et par le partenaire.
Publisher: Psychology Press
Source file: Elektronische Wetenschappelijke Tijdschriften

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