Changes in Self-Silencing From Adolescence to Emerging Adulthood and Associations With Relationship Quality and Coping with Relationship Stressors

Shmuel Shulman, Jerika C. Norona, Miri Scharf, Ido Ziv, Deborah P. Welsh

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ملخص

Self-silencing is a tendency to suppress the expression of thoughts and opinions from a romantic partner due to the fear that this self-expression would lead to a dissolution of the relationship. The aim of the current study was to assess the longitudinal effects of self-silencing during adolescence and its change across time in the context of future romantic relationships at the age of 23. In the current study, the level of self-silencing was assessed among 144 adolescents (86 females) aged 16–18 years (mean age = 16.57 years). Seven years later at the age of 23, participants reported again on the level of self-silencing, the quality of their romantic relationships, and their ability to cope with romantic stressors. Employing regression analyses, results showed that self-silencing at age 16 predicted more concealment. In addition, changes in self-silencing over time explained the variance within future levels of concealment, partner support, relationship certainty, and posttraumatic growth. Embedded within a developmental framework, our results illuminate the importance of considering both initial levels of relational vulnerabilities and their change over time in future romantic relationships.
اللغة الأصليةإنجليزيّة أمريكيّة
رقم المقال21
الصفحات (من إلى)1-8
عدد الصفحات8
دوريةJournal of Relationships Research
مستوى الصوت9
المعرِّفات الرقمية للأشياء
حالة النشرنُشِر - 2018

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