Privacy in marital relationships

Douglas L. Kelley

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The current study examines privacy within the marital context. Spouses (N=83) completed self-report measures assessing their perceptions of privacy intrusive behaviors, behaviors they would select to restore privacy, and marital satisfaction. Overall, persons expect privacy violations from their spouses, although psychological and informational violations appear less appropriate. Less satisfied couples show a greater need to restore privacy after a privacy violation takes place. Implications for strategy selection are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-456
Number of pages16
JournalSouthern Speech Communication Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication


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