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Additionally, it is not possible to manipulate relationship closeness while using a behavioral measure of helping.
Road network traffic Accessibility index was measured by Closeness, Betweenness and Straightness.
The students who reported that the closeness level of father and closeness level of mother were found to have higher UCLA mean scores.
In addition, it is expected that males and females, and youngest, middle, and oldest children will predict different levels of closeness with their sibling(s) in middle adulthood (around age 50) as well as older adulthood (around age 70).
Although longitudinal surveys are traditionally viewed as one of the best choices for investigating behaviors related to closeness, this method is costly in terms of time and effort; usually requiring several months or even years to complete (Murray, Holmes, Griffin, & Derrick, 2015; Roberts & Dunbar, 2011).
Worship experiences provide a rich context for examining closeness to God, spiritual struggle, and spiritual transformation.
The relationally focused prayer types (meditative and colloquial) tended to relate more to closeness to God than those prayer types that were either self-focused (petitionary) or behavior-focused (ritual).
In the consecutive section, we expatiate the detailed formalisms of the theoretical framework consisting of discovery phase, analysis phase, visualization phase, in company with an operational example, and finalize the practical implications of the proposed closeness centralization measurements in a workflow-supported organization.
Exploring this communication process is important because the decision to integrate and segment has implications for partners' relational closeness and satisfaction (Caughlin & Sharabi, 2013).
In the early elementary school years, this closeness morphed into lighter physical contact--holding hands crossing the street, sitting on a lap while reading.
The pair's closeness has been misinterpreted by the media on several occasions and numerous reports have come out over the months making reference to their closeness.
The coastal region has enormous potential for the establishment of petrochemical complexes, said Deputy Managing Director of Iran's National Petrochemical Company (NPC) Mohammad Hassan Peyvandi, Due to their closeness to consumer markets, the Sea of Oman's coasts have a very good potential for establishment of petrochemical complexes.
For Lewis, the closeness relation relevant for in-world causation is a (three-arguments) relation among worlds, not pairs of worlds, and furthermore, there is no way of extending his closeness relation to develop an analogous relation for pairs of worlds in a way that makes both premises 2 and 3 true, i.
Welker, with his adviser Rich Slatcher, had previously studied how self-disclosure increased closeness within couples.
Coach-athlete relationship includes three elements of commitment, closeness and complementary [5] [3] [6].