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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence 3/2006

01-06-2006

Self-Silencing and Rejection Sensitivity in Adolescent Romantic Relationships

Auteurs: Melinda S. Harper, Joseph W. Dickson, Deborah P. Welsh

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence | Uitgave 3/2006

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Abstract

This study examined the link between rejection sensitivity, self-silencing behaviors, and depressive symptomatology among adolescent dating couples. Self-silencing was hypothesized to be the process mediating the association between rejection sensitivity and depressive symptoms. Our sample included 211 couples between 14 and 21 who were dating at least 4 weeks. Results indicated that dating adolescents who were sensitive to rejection reported more depressive symptomatology and higher levels of self-silencing behaviors within their romantic relationship compared to dating adolescents who were not so sensitive to rejection. Self-silencing was identified as a partial mediator of the association between rejection sensitivity and depressive symptomatology among dating adolescents. Clinical implications in light of these findings are discussed.
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The high tolerance values of 0.96 for males and 0.91 for females indicate that multicollinearity was not an issue for this data.
 
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Metagegevens
Titel
Self-Silencing and Rejection Sensitivity in Adolescent Romantic Relationships
Auteurs
Melinda S. Harper
Joseph W. Dickson
Deborah P. Welsh
Publicatiedatum
01-06-2006
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Youth and Adolescence / Uitgave 3/2006
Print ISSN: 0047-2891
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-6601
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-006-9048-3