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Modes of Communication between High-Conflict Separated Parents: Exploring the Role of Media Multiplexity and Modality Switching

Smyth, Bruce; Ainscough, Giverney; Payne, Jason


Much of the work on media multiplexity theory (MMT) is based on unestablished relationships, in which more channels are presumed to be indicative of higher relational closeness. But a different set of relational dynamics may be at play in preexisting acrimonious partnerships. In this article, we investigate the use of different modes of communication by high-conflict separated parents (media multiplexity), and map changes in modes of communication (modality switching). Qualitative data from 68...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Family Communication
DOI: 10.1080/15267431.2020.1754826


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