This study described the multimodal communication patterns of college students and their parents, and examined how face-to-face and mediated communication frequencies relate to parental idealization and relational quality. Undergraduate students (N = 678) completed an online survey that assessed indicators of idealization (idealistic distortion and positive affect thinking), relational quality (relational/communication satisfaction, and relational closeness), and the frequency of face-to-face and mediated parental communication.
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- computer-mediated communication
- emerging adulthood
- hyperpersonal perspective
- multimodal communication
- parent-child relationships
- partner idealization
- Parent and child
- College students--Family relationships.
- College students
- College students--Psychology.
- Interpersonal communication--Technological innovations.
- Interpersonal communication
- Partial requirement for: Ph. D., Arizona State University, 2012Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 98-111)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Communication