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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

20

Number

2

Page Numbers

pages 15-30

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2015

Abstract

This study examined how aspects of the self (i.e. self-concept clarity, self-expansion, and inclusion of the other in the self) influence relationship attributions. A sample of 92 (20 males, 72 females) college students in a relationship received a series of surveys assessing their levels of self-concept clarity, self-expansion, and inclusion of the other in the self Additionally, they completed a survey assessing whether they make relationship enhancing attributions when interpreting behavior. Self expansion and inclusion of the other in the self positively correlated with relationship enhancing attributions. However, there was no significant relationship between self-concept clarity and relationship enhancing attributions. Regression analyses revealed that self-expansion was more important for making relationship enhancing attributions than inclusion of the other in the self. Overall, results suggest that those high on self-expansion and inclusion of the other in the self will make attributions that enhance their relationship.

Subject

Psychology

Keyword

Attributions; Behavior; Closeness; Self-concept clarity; Self-expansion

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

16 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 20 no. 2 2015

Rights

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Included in

Psychology Commons

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