Actor and partner effects of self-esteem on relationship satisfaction and the mediating role of secure attachment between the partners
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
 
ID 1473969
Author(s) Erol, Ruth Yasemin; Orth, Ulrich
Author(s) at UniBasel Orth, Ulrich
Erol, Ruth Yasemin
Year 2013
Title Actor and partner effects of self-esteem on relationship satisfaction and the mediating role of secure attachment between the partners
Journal Journal of Research in Personality
Volume 47
Number 1
Pages / Article-Number 26-35
Keywords Self-esteem, Relationship satisfaction, Relationship-specific attachment security, Dyadic data analysis, Actor-partner interdependence model
Abstract We examined actor and partner effects of self-esteem on relationship satisfaction, using the actor-partner interdependence model and data from five independent samples of couples. The results indicated that self-esteem predicted the individual's own relationship satisfaction (i.e., an actor effect) and the relationship satisfaction of his or her partner (i.e., a partner effect), controlling for the effect of the partner's self-esteem. Gender, age, and length of relationship did not moderate the effect sizes. Moreover, using one of the samples, we tested whether secure attachment to the current partner (assessed as low attachmen-trelated anxiety and avoidance) mediated the effects. The results showed that attachment-related anxiety and avoidance independently mediated both the actor and the partner effect of self-esteem on relationship satisfaction. (C) 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Publisher Academic Press
ISSN/ISBN 0092-6566
edoc-URL http://edoc.unibas.ch/dok/A6056248
Full Text on edoc No
Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1016/j.jrp.2012.11.003
ISI-Number WOS:000314326900004
Document type (ISI) Article
 
   

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