Award Date

1-1-2006

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Communication Studies

First Committee Member

Jennifer L. Bevan

Number of Pages

71

Abstract

Conflict is a relevant theme within in-law relationships and amongst family members; however, only a small amount of research deals with conflict between in-laws. In addition, television reflects social norms families can use television to understand the way they interact within interpersonal relationships. Viewing behaviors on television enable people to increase their understanding of others and how they might behave in similar situations. Research should be conducted to expand our knowledge about in-law relationships and conflict on television; The purpose of this study was to examine in-law relationships and conflict on television. This study performed a quantitative content analysis of Everybody Loves Raymond (ELR) to understand trends about in-law conflict on television. The results indicated that the daughter-in-law and mother-in-law have more conflict than the daughter-in-law and father-in-law, the parents-in-law initiate conflict the most, and the daughter-in-law and mother-in-law used integrative communication whereas the father-in-law used distributive communication.

Keywords

Analysis; Conflict; Content; Everybody; Law; Loves; Raymond; Television

Controlled Subject

Mass media

File Format

pdf

File Size

1955.84 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/nq9x-v92b


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