Gendered Emotional Manipulation: An Investigation of Male and Female Perceptions of the Player Identity in Romantic Relationships

Gendered Emotional Manipulation: An Investigation of Male and Female Perceptions of the Player Identity in Romantic Relationships

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Titre: Gendered Emotional Manipulation: An Investigation of Male and Female Perceptions of the Player Identity in Romantic Relationships
Auteur: Ghani, Faadia
Résumé: Although interpersonal communication studies have focused on various aspects of interpersonal relationships, research on the player identity and gendered emotional manipulation in romantic relationships has received little attention. This narrative research inquiry was undertaken to explore perceptions of men and women related to the player identity and gendered emotional manipulation. This investigation used social construction as a theoretical perspective to understand three areas of investigation that include: the existence and relevance of the player identity, the player’s relation to emotionally manipulative behaviour, and the connection between socially constructed gender conventions and the player identity. Hesse-Biber’s (2006) feminist interviewing approach guided semi-structured interviews with six male and six female participants. Respondents reported the existence and relevance of the player identity in romantic relationships today, connecting this identity to emotionally manipulative behaviour, as well as relating this identity to traditional gender conventions. Finally, implications for men and women in romantic relationships today and future areas of research are discussed in light of these findings.
Date: 2011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/20375
Superviseur: Ahmed, Rukhsana
Faculté: arts
Degré: MA

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