How can I be real if I cannot count on you? Self-presentation as a function of relationship type, trust and contingent self-esteem.
Students completed questions concerning self-presentation to familiar targets and measures on various interpersonal factors. Results indicate that lack of predictability of other (trust) predicted engaging in self-presentation, and this was moderated by friendship-contingent self-esteem. We may self-present in an attempt to maintain our relationship with our interaction partner.
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Acitelli, L. K., Øverup, C. S., Rodriguez, L. M., & DiBello, A. M. (2013, January). How can I be real if I cannot count on you? Self-presentation as a function of relationship type, trust and contingent self-esteem. Presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.
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