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'IM Me': Instant Messaging as Relational Maintenance and Everyday Communication
Unformatted Document Text:  Instant Messaging, Page 40 Change in emotional resulted .76 .67 .82 Change in attraction resulted .59 .53 .80 Change in thinking/idea resulted .50 .50 .64 Change in behavior resulted .72 .77 .74 Factor Four: Control of the InteractionWho initiated communication? .68 .59 .82 Who controlled communication? .72 .58 .71 Who ended communication? .55 .87 .50 ______________________________________________________________________________ Note: For the overall sample, the four factors explained 54.08% of the variance. Overall sample N = 402; Instant Messaging n = 232; Face-to-Face n = 170; Table 4 Means and (Standard Deviations) Associated with Everyday Communication Measures by Individual, Relational, and Contextual Characteristics. ______________________________________________________________________________ Characteristic Quality Value Change Control ______________________________________________________________________________ Respondent gender a Male 6.92 (1.21) 5.00 (1.37) .52 (.64) 1.95 (.54) Female 7.34 (1.17) 5.93 (1.49) .58 (.61) 2.03 (.58) Partner gender a Male 7.18 (1.24) 5.81 (1.45) .54 (.67) 2.12 (.62) Female 7.15 (1.17) 5.29 (1.53) .56 (.58) 1.88 (.45) Type of relationship a Acquaintances 6.34 (1.31) 5.12 (1.21) .71 (.57) 1.76 (.22) Friends 7.14 (.98) 5.21 (1.51) .50 (.55) 1.95 (.53)

Authors: Ramirez, Artemio. and Broneck, Kathy.
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Instant Messaging, Page 40
Change
in
emotional
resulted
.76
.67
.82
Change
in
attraction
resulted
.59
.53
.80
Change
in
thinking/idea
resulted
.50
.50
.64
Change
in
behavior
resulted
.72
.77
.74

Factor Four: Control of the Interaction
Who
initiated
communication?
.68
.59
.82
Who
controlled
communication?
.72
.58
.71
Who
ended
communication?
.55
.87
.50
______________________________________________________________________________
Note: For the overall sample, the four factors explained 54.08% of the variance. Overall sample
N = 402; Instant Messaging n = 232; Face-to-Face n = 170;
Table 4
Means and (Standard Deviations) Associated with Everyday Communication Measures by
Individual, Relational, and Contextual Characteristics.
______________________________________________________________________________
Characteristic
Quality Value
Change Control
______________________________________________________________________________
Respondent gender
a
Male
6.92
(1.21)
5.00
(1.37)
.52
(.64) 1.95
(.54)
Female
7.34
(1.17)
5.93
(1.49)
.58
(.61) 2.03
(.58)
Partner gender
a
Male
7.18
(1.24)
5.81
(1.45)
.54
(.67) 2.12
(.62)
Female
7.15
(1.17)
5.29
(1.53)
.56
(.58) 1.88
(.45)
Type of relationship
a
Acquaintances
6.34
(1.31)
5.12
(1.21)
.71
(.57) 1.76
(.22)
Friends 7.14
(.98)
5.21
(1.51)
.50
(.55) 1.95
(.53)


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