Human affection exchange: V. Attributes of the highly affectionate

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

155 Scopus citations


The present study examines differences in the individual‐and social‐level characteristics of high‐affection and low‐affection communicators. One hundred nine adults completed extensive questionnaires about their happiness, attachment patterns, susceptibility to depression and stress, mental health, social activity, relationship satisfaction, and other variables. Results revealed that highly affectionate people are advantaged in numerous psychological, mental, emotional, social, and relational characteristics, relative to those who communicate little affection to others.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-152
Number of pages18
JournalCommunication Quarterly
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Affection
  • Affection exchange theory
  • Communication traits

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication


Dive into the research topics of 'Human affection exchange: V. Attributes of the highly affectionate'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this