Self-determined self-other overlap: Interacting effects on partners’ perceptions of support and well-being in close relationships

Weinstein, Netta; Rodriguez, Lindsey M.; Knee, C. Raymond and Kumashiro, Madoka. 2016. Self-determined self-other overlap: Interacting effects on partners’ perceptions of support and well-being in close relationships. Journal of Research in Personality, 65, pp. 130-139. ISSN 0092-6566 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Self-other overlap, an important dimension of interpersonal closeness, is linked to positive interpersonal and well-being outcomes in relationships with romantic partners and friends. Three studies applied principles from self-determination theory to examine whether individual differences in self-determined motivation moderate the effects of higher self-other overlap on partner outcomes. Studies were crosssectional and longitudinal, and examined personality and relationship specific self-determination in friends (Study 1) and romantic partners (all studies); all were comprised of dyads to examine partner effects. Results suggested that as self-determined individuals reported greater self-other overlap, their partners also reported receiving more positive motivational support as well as enhanced commitment. On the other hand, when individuals were low in self-determination, partners did not benefit from greater self-other overlap.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2016.10.011

Keywords:

Motivation, Self-determination theory, Self-other overlap, Autonomy support, Relationships

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
November 2016Published
19 October 2016Published Online
17 October 2016Accepted

Item ID:

19610

Date Deposited:

18 Jan 2017 16:07

Last Modified:

27 Jan 2021 05:00

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

https://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/19610

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