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Daily Responsiveness, Expectations, and Self‐disclosure: How the Average Levels and Within‐person Variability of Three Relationship Components Mediate Personality-Relationship Transactions in Romantic Couples

Bühler, Janina L. and Weidmann, Rebekka and Wünsche, Jenna and Burris, Robert and Grob, Alexander. (2020) Daily Responsiveness, Expectations, and Self‐disclosure: How the Average Levels and Within‐person Variability of Three Relationship Components Mediate Personality-Relationship Transactions in Romantic Couples. European Journal of Personality, 34 (3). pp. 367-392.

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Abstract

The associations between couple members' personality and their relationship satisfaction can be conceptualized as reciprocal transactions. To better understand these transactions, we focused on both partners' interpersonal vulnerabilities (i.e. neuroticism, low self‐esteem, and insecure attachment); daily emotional, cognitive, and behavioural relationship components (i.e. perceived responsiveness, positive expectations, and self‐disclosure); and relationship satisfaction. Specifically, we examined whether the average levels and within‐person variability of the relationship components mediated the transactions between interpersonal vulnerabilities and relationship satisfaction. Data came from 689 female-male couples aged 18 to 81 years who participated in three measurement occasions across 12 months, including a 14‐day diary phase. We used mediated dyadic bivariate latent change score models to test the level-change and change-change transactions and mediations. The findings partly supported our hypotheses: Couple members with interpersonal vulnerabilities had lower average levels (but not higher within‐person variability) of the relationship components, and less satisfied couple members had lower average levels and higher within‐person variability of these components. The lower average levels but not the variability mediated between a lower level of relationship satisfaction and an increase in avoidant attachment. No other mediations were observed. We discuss the importance of studying daily relationship components for better understanding reciprocal transactions in couples.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Forschungsbereich Persönlichkeits- und Entwicklungspsychologie > Entwicklungs- und Persönlichkeitspsychologie (Grob)
07 Faculty of Psychology
UniBasel Contributors:Grob, Alexander and Bühler, Janina Larissa and Weidmann, Rebekka and Burriss, Robert P. and Wuensche, Jenna
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:SAGE
ISSN:0890-2070
e-ISSN:1099-0984
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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