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dc.contributor.advisorSchrodt, Paul
dc.contributor.authorMakenna Decker, Haleyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-10T15:54:59Z
dc.date.available2021-08-10T15:54:59Z
dc.date.created5/8/2021en_US
dc.date.issued2021en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/48008
dc.description.abstractUsing communication accommodation theory (CAT) and the communication theory of identity (CTI), this study investigated (a) the degree to which parents’ nonaccommodation is associated with sexual minority (SM) adult children’s surface acting and topic avoidance, (b) the degree to which these communicative responses are associated with their mental health, (c) the degree to which surface acting and topic avoidance explain the association between parents’ nonaccommodation and the SM’s mental health, and (d) the degree to which identity gaps moderate these indirect effects. Results from 219 participants who completed online surveys supported most of the reasoning advanced in the study. Parents’ nonaccommodation was positively associated with mental health symptoms, surface acting, and topic avoidance, and the results demonstrated a stronger mediation effect for surface acting than for topic avoidance. However, identity gaps did not moderate this mediated process. The results extend CAT and CTI and offer valuable insight into family communication experiences for SMs.en_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofTCU Master Thesisen_US
dc.subjectCommunicationen_US
dc.subjectcommunication accommodation theoryen_US
dc.subjectemotion laboren_US
dc.subjectfamily communicationen_US
dc.subjectidentity gapen_US
dc.subjectsexual minorityen_US
dc.subjecttopic avoidanceen_US
dc.titleCommunication Processes that Mediate Parents’ Nonaccommodation and Their Sexual Minority Children’s Mental Well-beingen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentDepartment of Communication Studies
etd.degree.levelMaster
local.collegeBob Schieffer College of Communication
local.departmentCommunication Studies
local.academicunitCollege of Communication
dc.type.genreThesis
local.subjectareaCommunication Studies
etd.degree.nameMaster of Science


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