Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Jennifer L. Bevan
Number of Pages
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.
Analysis; Conflict; Content; Everybody; Law; Loves; Raymond; Television
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Nicol, Dawn Elise, "In-law conflicts on television: A content analysis of "Everybody Loves Raymond"" (2006). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1965.