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dc.contributor.authorWhitmore, Corrie Bairden_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:09:37Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:09:37Z
dc.date.issued2009-01-26en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-02182009-184714en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/37380
dc.description.abstractInterpersonal trust reflects a vital component of all social relationships. Trust has been linked to a wide variety of individual and group outcomes in the literature, including personal satisfaction and motivation, willingness to take risks, and organizational success (Dirks & Ferrin, 2001; Pratt & Dirks, 2007; Simpson, 2007). In this dissertation I tested a new conceptual model evaluating the roles of attachment, propensity to trust, perceived similarity of trustee to self, and social exchange processes in trust development with randomly assigned, same-sex undergraduate roommates. Two hundred and fourteen first-year students (60% female, 85% Caucasian, mean age = 18) at a large south-eastern university completed self-report measures once per week during the first five weeks of the fall semester. Perceived similarity measured the second week of classes and social exchange measured three weeks later combined to provide the best prediction of participantsâ final trust scores. Attachment and propensity to trust, more distal predictors, did not have a significant relationship with trust. This study demonstrated that trust is strongly related to perceived similarity, as well as social exchange. A prime contribution of this study is the longitudinal, empirical test of a model of trust development in a new and meaningful relationship. Future work may build on this research design and these findings by focusing on early measurement of constructs, measuring dyads rather than individuals, and incorporating behavioral measures of trust.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartWhitmore_ETD.pdfen_US
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjecttrust developmenten_US
dc.subjectsocial exchangeen_US
dc.subjectperceived similarityen_US
dc.subjectattachmenten_US
dc.subjectpropensity to trusten_US
dc.subjectroommatesen_US
dc.titleTrust Development: Testing a New Model in Undergraduate Roommate Relationshipsen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairDunsmore, Julie C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCooper, Robin K. Pannetonen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKim-Spoon, Jungmeenen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberAxsom, Danny K.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-02182009-184714/en_US
dc.date.sdate2009-02-18en_US
dc.date.rdate2009-03-12
dc.date.adate2009-03-12en_US


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