Constructive Communication Patterns and Associated Factors Among Male Couples

Jason W. Mitchell, Kristi E. Gamarel

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Constructive communication is an important correlate to examine for sexual health promotion and HIV prevention among male couples. However, few studies have examined the effect of different relationship dynamics on both partners' perceptions of constructive communication. Using dyadic data collected from 361 male couples, the present authors explore which relationship dynamics were associated with constructive communication patterns. The results highlight the relevance of investment in a sexual agreement and trust within the relationship in perceptions of constructive communication. These findings may be particularly useful to guide the development of future dyadic-focused sexual health and HIV preventive interventions for male couples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-96
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Couple and Relationship Therapy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 3 2018


  • Male couples
  • communication patterns
  • multilevel modeling
  • relationship dynamics
  • sexual health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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