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dc.contributor.advisor Acitelli, Linda K.
dc.creator Overup, Camilla
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-28T18:15:28Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-28T18:15:28Z
dc.date.created 2012-05
dc.date.issued 2012-06-28
dc.date.submitted May 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10657/ETD-UH-2012-05-309
dc.description.abstract Self-presentation is a communication behavior by which we convey to others who we are (Arkin, 1981). In the context of existing relationships, it can be construed as a relationship maintenance behavior (Baumeister, 1982; Schlenker, 2003), however only little research has examined self-presentation in existing relationships. The current study examined whether type of relationship influences the extent to which a person engages in self-presentation. Two hundred and thirty participants were randomly assigned to romantic partner or friend condition and completed self-report measures. Results revealed small differences in self-presentation to romantic partners versus friends. For intrapersonal factors, an insecure attachment orientation and awareness of authenticity predicted reports of self-presentation, whereas for interpersonal factors, only predictability of partner was related to self-presentation. Furthermore, friendship-contingent self-esteem significantly moderated self-presentation to friends. These results have importance for understanding impression management and subsequent interpersonal behavior within different relationships.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Self-Presentation
dc.subject Intimate Relationships
dc.subject Friendships
dc.subject Interpersonal predictors
dc.subject Intrapersonal predictors
dc.title Who you are matters to how I ‘show’ myself: The differential self-presentation to friends and intimate partners
dc.date.updated 2012-06-28T18:15:30Z
dc.identifier.slug 10657/ETD-UH-2012-05-309
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dc.type.genre thesis *
thesis.degree.name Psychology (MA)
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Social Psychology
thesis.degree.grantor University of Houston
thesis.degree.department Psychology
dc.contributor.committeeMember Neighbors, Clayton
dc.contributor.committeeMember Kieffer, Suzanne C.

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