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dc.contributor.advisorAcitelli, Linda K.
dc.creatorØverup, Camilla
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-28T18:15:28Z
dc.date.available2012-06-28T18:15:28Z
dc.date.created2012-05
dc.date.issued2012-06-28
dc.date.submittedMay 2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10657/ETD-UH-2012-05-309
dc.description.abstractSelf-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.isoeng
dc.subjectSelf-Presentation
dc.subjectIntimate Relationships
dc.subjectFriendships
dc.subjectInterpersonal predictors
dc.subjectIntrapersonal predictors
dc.titleWho you are matters to how I ‘show’ myself: The differential self-presentation to friends and intimate partners
dc.date.updated2012-06-28T18:15:30Z
dc.identifier.slug10657/ETD-UH-2012-05-309
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thesis.degree.namePsychology (MA)
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineSocial Psychology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.departmentPsychology
dc.contributor.committeeMemberNeighbors, Clayton
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKieffer, Suzanne C.


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