Emotions in everyday social encounters: Correspondence between culture and self-construal

John B. Nezlek , Konstantinos Kafetsios , C. Veronica Smith


Relationships between self-construal and emotion experiences in social interactions were examined in two countries. Participants in Greece (a more collectivist culture) and the United Kingdom (a more individualist culture) described the social interactions they had each day for 7 days using a variant of the Rochester Interaction Record. For UK participants, independent self-construal was positively related to positive affect, whereas for Greek participants, independent self-construal was negatively related to positive affect. There were few relationships between interdependent self-construal and affect in either study. The results point to the interplay of cultural values and individual differences in self-construal and their relationships to people's affective experiences.
Author John B. Nezlek (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
John B. Nezlek,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
, Konstantinos Kafetsios
Konstantinos Kafetsios,,
, C. Veronica Smith
C. Veronica Smith,,
Journal seriesJournal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, ISSN 0022-0221, (A 25 pkt)
Issue year2008
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishemotion; cultural values; social interaction; self-construal
ASJC Classification3314 Anthropology; 3316 Cultural Studies; 3207 Social Psychology
URL journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0022022108318114
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2014 = 1.725; WoS Impact Factor: 2008 = 1.528 (2) - 2008=2.349 (5)
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