Self-silencing Attitudes and Behaviors in AdolescentRomantic Couples: Links with Global Relationship Quality
Psi Chi Journal of UndergraduateResearch
This study examined self-silencing attitudes and self-silencing behaviors, as they related to relationship satisfaction in 74 adolescent female/male romantic couples. We assessed self-silencing attitudes and behaviors via self-report and in the context of a problem-solving activity. Results demonstrated moderate associations between global self-silencing attitudes and reports of self-silencing behaviors in videotaped problem-solving conversations for both boyfriends and girlfriends. Further, although there were no significant associations between self-silencing attitudes and relationship satisfaction for either boyfriends or girlfriends, there were several significant moderate correlations between self-silencing behaviors and relationship satisfaction.
Michaelson, T., M., & Galliher, R. V. (2010). Self-silencing attitudes and behaviors in adolescent romantic couples: Links with global relationship quality. Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, 15, 114 – 120.