Perceived relational intimacy and relational message content

Jerold L. Hale, Paul A. Mongeau, James C. Lunby

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This study provides further validation of the relational message scales (Burgoon & Hale, 1987). The “preferred” relational message schema presented by Burgoon and Hale is shown to be internally consistent, reliable, and to reflect changes in communication as relationships increase in intimacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-99
Number of pages6
JournalCommunication Research Reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication


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