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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dc.contributor.author Ghani, Faadia
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-10T16:48:16Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-10T16:48:16Z
dc.date.created 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-11-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10393/20375
dc.description.abstract 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. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Romantic Relationships en_US
dc.subject Gendered Emotional Manipulation en_US
dc.subject Narrative Inquiry Research en_US
dc.subject Player en_US
dc.subject Gender Relations en_US
dc.title Gendered Emotional Manipulation: An Investigation of Male and Female Perceptions of the Player Identity in Romantic Relationships en_US
dc.faculty.department Communication en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Ahmed, Rukhsana
dc.embargo.terms immediate en_US
dc.degree.name MA en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.discipline arts en_US

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