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Papers under the theme of "T20 Interpersonal Relationships"

Culture 2.0: Socio-cultural elements of relationships lived online

Symposium Abstract An estimated 2 billion people around the globe use social network sites (SNS). Research suggests that this proliferation of new media will homogenize interpersonal processes: showing off, amassing large interpersonal networks, and independent identities will become the norm. This symposium, however, pushes back on this technologically-deterministic stance. Papers presented here argue that culture, […]

Supportive Interaction and Power in Married Couples

This study investigated supportive interaction and power bases among married couples, to examine their impacts on marital quality. Three hundred and forty two Taiwanese married couples filled out a questionnaire which included support-receiving, six bases of power: coercion, reward, legitimacy, reference, expert authority and information; and two dimensions of marital quality: satisfaction and regret. Results […]

Belonging Support Matters More for Blood Pressure and Affect in Interdependent Contexts

Independent-interdependent self-schema moderate the pathways between social support and well-being. Japanese participants (higher interdependence) receive less support and only under higher stress, unlike U.S. participants. However, only emotional and informational support were assessed, which likely benefit independent self-schema; belonging support – which may benefit interdependent self-schema – was not examined. This study randomly assessed blood […]

Intergenerational Transmission of Attachment Styles As Predictors of Relationship Satisfaction in Adult Romantic Relationships

This study sought to develop knowledge regarding relationships between parental figures and adult romantic attachment styles, intergenerational transmission, and relationship satisfaction. 157 married couples completed ECR-RS, ECRRSM, and RDAS questionnaires. Structural equation modeling was employed to analyze the dyadic data. Results reveal a statistically significant pathway (p= 0.02*) indicating that the male’s perspective of his […]

Chinese “Differential Mode of Association” and Relationship-Serving Attributional Bias

Chinese “differential mode of association” means that each individual is surrounded by series of concentric circles from near to far in their interpersonal relationship. It displays in attributions, which resulting in the existence of relationship-serving attributional bias (Chinese favor people in closer relationships). The present study adopted a 3 (figure: self vs. relative vs. acquaintance) […]

Individualism-Collectivism as Moderators Between Self-Efficacy and Intention to Mentor Among University Teachers in India and Spain

While individual factors have a strong influence behavior at workplace, the larger cultural values might influence the way professionals like teachers react to a specific context. Increased globalization and mobility of people across national boundaries have also created the need to understand the role of national culture and cultural orientation in employees/teachers behaviour. With this […]

The Role of Perceived Partner Responsiveness in Hedonic and Eudaimonic Well-Being: A Comparison of Japan and the United States

Numerous studies documented the role of romantic relationships in personal well-being. According to attachment theory, a core aspect of romantic relationships affecting well-being is perceived partner responsiveness (PPR)—i.e., the extent to which individuals believe that their partner cares for, understands, and appreciates them. The present study tested this attachment theoretical proposition using data from the […]

Teacher-Student Relationships and Students’ Achievement: An Investigation in 50+ Countries

A sizable body of research indicates that positive teacher-student relationships can enhance students’ academic achievement. However, such research has been conducted primarily in Westernized, economically well-developed societies, where students’ individuality is often emphasized. Theorists argue that interpersonal relationships serve dissimilar functions to promote learning across diverse sociocultural environments. As such, the strength of associations between […]

Anxiety-Attachment and Avoidance-Attachment Orientations as Predictors of Empathy

From two–factor scales of empathy (i.e., affective and cognitive components), recent researches showed that three factors (i.e., emotional contagion, emotional disconnection, and cognitive empathy) accounted for an integrative view of empathy (Carre, Stefaniak, Bensalah, & Richard, 2013). Given the recent developments, this study aimed to see the significant predictors for each of these empathy components. […]

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