Nvq Unit 17

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1.1 Compare Key principles of relationship theories.

There are a number of different relationship theories, such as; Levinger's Relationship Stage Theory, Filter Theory, Stimulus-Value-Role Model and other Stage Theories like Erikson's Developmental Stage Theory, Devito's Relationship Stages, Kohlberg's Stage Theory and Fowler's Faith Stage Theory to name but a few.

Where as each individual theory portrays a number of different stages and processes of learning to know or develop a relationship with a person, they all show that relationships go through a series of stages as they mature.

For example, Levinger's Relationship Stage Theory shows that there are five steps, ABCDE, to relationships as follows;
A = Acquaintance/attraction. We
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In particular, we look at attitudes towards religion, sex, careers, families and gender differences.
3. Role stage, we share out the activities to build a working relationship. It helps if preferences for these are complementary (you do this and I’ll do that), although role attitudes need to be similar.

The Filter Theory shows more how people are kept away, and relationships are controlled based on a person’s perception. It states that Relationships go though stages whereby different criteria are used at successive stages. It starts with social variables, such as class and religion. Then it moves to internal values. Finally, it moves to personality traits. Note that we seek similarity in social variables and values, but personality traits may be complementary.

Despite the numerous different theories consisting of different stages of friendship they all contain certain aspects of relationships going through stages of increasing familiarity. They all show how we select friends through a stage model and how relationships also break down in stages. They provide Factors that increase friendship like after helping another person we like them more due to feelings and emotions such as empathy, or a decline in a relationship by the need for too much help and support that can cause stress and anxieties. If we feel empathy we are likely to help, and there are several factors that increase chances of friendship,

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