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dc.contributor.advisorLedbetter, Andrewen_US
dc.creatorLavin, Olivia
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-07T13:41:41Z
dc.date.available2022-07-07T13:41:41Z
dc.date.issued2022-04-29
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/53995
dc.description.abstractDiffering political ideologies have been shown to create divides between people and turbulence within relationships. Using relational turbulence theory (RTT), this study aimed to explore how the political endorsement of Christian Nationalism influences the parent-child relationship. Specifically, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the extent to which (dis)agreement on Christian nationalism serves as a boundary condition for RTT’s theorized associations. Participants included 452 people who completed an online questionnaire concerning their perceptions of their relationship with one of their parents. The pattern of results generally supported RTT, as uncertainty predicted valence and valence predicted turbulence. However, the association between relational uncertainty, relational turbulence, and engagement did not emerge. Results found that (dis)agreement on the endorsement of Christian nationalism moderated RTT processes that directly affected evaluations of relational turbulence. With these findings, parents and children can have a greater understanding of how political conversations and (dis)agreement potentially influences their relationships.en_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectCommunicationen_US
dc.titleRelational turbulence theory, Christian nationalism, and political talk in parent-young adult child relationshipsen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.levelMaster
local.collegeBob Schieffer College of Communicationen_US
local.departmentCommunication Studies
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
etd.degree.nameMaster of Science


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