Self- construal, affective valence of the encounter, and quality of social interactions: Within and cross- culture examination
Konstantinos Kafetsios , Ursula Hess , John Nezlek
AbstractABSTRACT 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.
|Journal series||Journal of Social Psychology, ISSN 0022-4545, e-ISSN 1940-1183, (A 20 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||Culture, emotion, self-construal, social interaction, social relationships|
|Publication indicators||: 2016 = 0.578; : 2017 = 1.227 (2) - 2017=1.645 (5)|
|Citation count*||13 (2020-11-29)|
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