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Self-Silencing Attitudes and Behaviors in Adolescent Couples: Links With Relationship Satisfaction
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by Tiffany Michaelson, Renee V. Galliher - Utah State University
Categories: Social | Personality
This study examined self-silencing attitudes and self-silencing behaviors, as they related to relationship satisfaction in 74 adolescent female/male romantic couples. We assessed self-silencing attitudes and behaviors via self-report and in the context of a problem-solving activity. Results demonstrated moderate associations between global self-silencing attitudes and reports of self-silencing behaviors in videotaped problem-solving conversations for both boyfriends and girlfriends. Further, although there were no significant associations between self-silencing attitudes and relationship satisfaction for either boyfriends or girlfriends, there were several significant moderate correlations between self-silencing behaviors and relationship satisfaction.
Summer 2010 | Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research (Vol. 15, No. 2, p. 114), published by Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology (Chattanooga, TN). Copyright, 2010, Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology. All rights reserved.