Self- construal, affective valence of the encounter, and quality of social interactions: Within and cross- culture examination

Konstantinos Kafetsios , Ursula Hess , John Nezlek


ABSTRACT In two samples, one from Greece and another from Germany, we examined relationships between self-construal, emotional experience, and the quality of social interactions. In Greece, a more collectivistic culture, the negative affect people experienced in social interactions was more weakly related to the quality of social interactions for those higher in interdependent self-construal than it was for those lower in interdependent self-construal. In Germany, a more independent culture, a contrasting pattern was observed such that the positive affect people experienced in social interaction was more strongly related to the quality of social interactions for those higher in independent self-construal than it was for those lower in independent self-construal. These findings suggest that positive and negative affect in social encounters can have different effects for persons with independent and interdependent cultural orientations within different cultural settings.
Author Konstantinos Kafetsios
Konstantinos Kafetsios,,
, Ursula Hess
Ursula Hess,,
, John Nezlek (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
John Nezlek,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
Journal seriesJournal of Social Psychology, ISSN 0022-4545, e-ISSN 1940-1183, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishCulture, emotion, self-construal, social interaction, social relationships
ASJC Classification3207 Social Psychology
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)20
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.578; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.227 (2) - 2017=1.645 (5)
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