The perceived benefits of the friends with benefits relationship: a pilot study.

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dc.contributor.advisor Morman, Mark T. Green, Katie J.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of Communication Studies. en 2008-05
dc.description.abstract The friends with benefits relationship is a complex relationship embedded within the cross-sex friendship consisting of new rules of maintenance, attitudes, and definitive sexual behavior without romantic commitment. This study sought to discover the perceived benefits of the friends with benefits relationship. Comparisons were made between those that have engaged in a friends with benefits relationship and those that have not, using closeness, affection, commitment, self-disclosure, and satisfaction and involvement as variables to determine any and all perceived benefits of a friends with benefits relationship (FWBR). The primary result of this study suggests that there are no more perceived relationally oriented benefits in a FWBR than in a strictly platonic, opposite-sex friendship. en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact for inquiries about permission. en
dc.subject Man-woman relationships. en
dc.subject Friendship -- Psychological aspects. en
dc.subject College students -- Sexual behavior. en
dc.title The perceived benefits of the friends with benefits relationship: a pilot study. en
dc.type Thesis en M.A. en
dc.rights.accessrights Baylor University access only en
dc.contributor.department Communication Studies. en

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