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Dr. Jacki Fitzpatrick
Jacki Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
Human Development and Family Studies
(806)834-1235 - Office 310

Auburn University, 1994

Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies


Romantic/marital relationships, friendships in young adulthood, social support, undergraduate experiences, parasocialism

Member, TTU Teaching Academy

Recent Publications:

Fitzpatrick, J.  (2012).  Support and interference from social network members:  A conceptual framework.  In M. Paludi (Ed.), Psychology of love (pp.73-88). Santa Barbara, CA:  ABC-CLIO PublisherS.

Quek, K., & Fitzpatrick, J.  (In Press).  Cultural values, self-disclosure and conflict tactics as predictors of marital satisfaction among Singaporean husbands and wives.   Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families.

Fitzpatrick, J., & Kostina-Ritchey, E.  (In Press).  US families’ adoption of Chinese daughters:  A narrative analysis of family themes in children’s books.  Family Relations.

McGaha, V., & Fitzpatrick, J.  (2010).  Employment, academic and extracurricular contributors to college aspirations.  Journal of College Admissions, 207, 22-29.

Fitzpatrick, J., Sharp, E., & Reifman, A.  (2009).  Midlife singles’ willingness to date partners with heterogeneous characteristics.  Family Relations, 58, 121-133.

Fitzpatrick, J., Liang, S., Feng, D., Crawford, D., Sorell, G., & Morgan-Fleming, B.  (2006).  Social values and self-disclosure:  A comparison of Chinese native, Chinese resident (in U.S.) and American spouses.  Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 37, 113-127.

Fitzpatrick, J., Feng, D., & Crawford, D.  (2006).  The role of loneliness, network support, and network interference in undergraduate women’s homesickness.  In A. Garcia (Ed.), Personal relationships:  International studies (pp. 33-39).   Vitória, Brazil:  Federal University of Espirito Santo Press.

McGaha, V. & Fitzpatrick, J.  (2005).  Personal and social contributors to dropout risk for undergraduate students.  College Student Journal, 39, 287-297.

Fitzpatrick, J., Feng, D., & Crawford, D.  (2003).  A contextual model analysis of women’s social competence, affective characteristics, and satisfaction in romantic relationships.  Journal of Family Communication, 3, 107-122.

Bryan, L., Fitzpatrick, J., Crawford, D., & Fischer, J.  (2001).  The role of network support and interference in women's perceptions of romantic, friend, and parental relationships.  Sex Roles, 45, 481-499.