Linda K. Acitelli
University of Houston
StressorSocial perceptionSocial relationDevelopmental psychologyAssociation (psychology)PsychologyInterpersonal communicationCognitionCognitive psychologyInjury preventionPerceptionRuminationWell-beingSpouseSimilarity (psychology)Identity (social science)Social supportSelf-esteemContingent self-esteemFriendshipInterpersonal perceptionMarital statusInterpersonal interactionMarital satisfactionRelationship satisfactionPoison controlClinical psychologyCoping (psychology)Social psychologySocial cognitionInterpersonal relationship
43Publications
23H-index
2,465Citations
Publications 43
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#1M. Janelle CambronH-Index: 3
#2Linda K. AcitelliH-Index: 23
Last. Lynne SteinbergH-Index: 25
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#1Raffaella Iafrate (CUA: The Catholic University of America)H-Index: 15
#2Anna Marta Maria Bertoni (CUA: The Catholic University of America)H-Index: 15
Last. Linda K. Acitelli (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 23
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The current study extends prior research on perceptual congruence within couples by examining some variables of perceptual congruence in the context of dyadic coping. We examined each partner’s perceived similarity in dyadic coping, actual similarity in providing and receiving support in times of stress, and what we call the couple bond, that is, the recognition of each partner’s coping efforts as measured at a couple level. In a sample of 281 married and unmarried couples, we tested the predict...
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Research has shown that basing one's self-worth on the quality of one's friendships, termed friendship contingent self-esteem (FCSE), is a risk factor for depressive symptoms (Cambron, Acitelli, & Steinberg, 2010). The current research extends this research by examining the hypothesis that individuals high in FCSE engage in behaviors and cognitions that maintain depressive symptoms. Study 1 showed that negative feedback seeking (NFS) and rumination mediated the relation between FCSE and depressi...
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#1M. Janelle Cambron (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 3
#2Linda K. Acitelli (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 23
Last. Lynne Steinberg (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 25
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This research examines the role of friendship contingent self-esteem (FCSE), or self-esteem that is dependent on the quality of one’s friendships, in predicting depressive symptoms. In Study 1, the authors developed a measure of FCSE. Both FCSE and others’ approval correlated with self-esteem and depressive symptoms, but when entered simultaneously in a regression equation, only FCSE significantly predicted self-esteem and depressive symptoms. Study 2 showed that dependency and close friendship ...
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#1M. Janelle Cambron (UA: University of Alabama)H-Index: 3
#1M. Janelle Cambron (UA: University of Alabama)H-Index: 1
Last. Jeremy W. Pettit (FIU: Florida International University)H-Index: 46
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In our reply to the commentaries on Cambron, Acitelli, & Pettit’s paper (this issue), we address the issue discussed in both commentaries: the need to take a developmental approach to the study of gender differences in depression. In response to Mezulis and Funasaki (this issue), we attempt to specify where the Cambron et al. paper supports their point that vulnerability, stress, and vulnerability-stress interaction may vary across domains. We also enumerate several hypotheses that are derived f...
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#1M. Janelle Cambron (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 3
#2Linda K. Acitelli (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 23
Last. Jeremy W. Pettit (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 46
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The quality of interpersonal relationships may be a key factor in the etiology of depression. An interpersonal depressive vulnerability has been proposed to interact with interpersonal stressors to predict depressive symptoms. Research examining gender differences in this link has been inconclusive. We propose that research should focus on whether one’s self-esteem is based on the quality of interpersonal relationships. We propose a model of gender differences in depression that examines the rol...
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#1Hoda Badr (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 34
#2Linda K. AcitelliH-Index: 23
This exploratory study examines the interactive effects of attachment insecurity and perceptions of housework on 2 dimensions of marital well-being-satisfaction and perceptions of fairness. Participants were 148 married couples obtained from an area probability sample as part of a larger study. Multilevel modeling analyses with the couple as the unit of analysis showed that women who scored high and men who scored low on the dimension of attachment anxiety and reported that their spouses perform...
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#1Hoda Badr (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 34
#2Linda K. Acitelli (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 23
Last. Cindy L. Carmack Taylor (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 21
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Introduction Relationship talk refers to talking with a partner about the relationship, what one needs from one’s partner, and/or the relationship implications of a shared stressor. This prospective study examined the effects of relationship talk on couples’ psychosocial adaptation to lung cancer.
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#1Linda K. Acitelli (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 23
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#1Hoda Badr (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 34
#2Linda K. Acitelli (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 23
Last. Cindy L. Carmack TaylorH-Index: 21
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For caregivers, the stress process is multifaceted, involving primary stressors, which stem directly from the needs of the patient, and secondary stressors, which relate to the subjective burden of caregiving. According to stress proliferation theories, both primary and secondary stressors can exacerbate caregiver distress. However, individuals vary considerably in their reactions to caregiving. This study explored whether seeing oneself as part of a couple and incorporating one's relationship i...
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