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Prijateljstvo i samokonstruisanje
Friendship And Self Construals

Author(s): Jelena Želeskov-Đorić, Vladimir Hedrih
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу
Keywords: SCS; friendship relations; Singelis; independence and interdependence

Summary/Abstract: Friendship relations are very important interpersonal relations in the life of every individual. On the other hand, self construals about one's relations with others are im- portant determinants of the approach every person has to interpersonal relations. The goal of this study was research into the relations between some general characteristics of friendship relations a person has, and self construals of independence and interdepend- ence, as conceptualized by Ted Singelis. To explore this, we asked 374 students of Uni- versities of Belgrade and Niš to complete Singelis' SCS, as well as a questionnaire de- signed to collect information on some general characteristics of interpersonal relations a person has. The results showed a number of statistically significant correlations between independence and interdependence on one side, and characteristics of friendship rela- tions on the other. All obtained correlations were low, but their directions were in accor- dance with theoretical expectations. Additianally, the obtained results support reliability and constructive validity of SCS scales on our sample.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 1247-1259
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Serbian