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
Publications 43
#1Russell A. Matthews (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 30
#2Regan E. Del Priore (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 2
Last. Janet L. Barnes-Farrell (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 27
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To better understand the outcomes for couples whose work interferes with their relationships, with an emphasis on the crossover effects that can occur in close relationships, we examined experienced work-to-relationship conflict and perceptions of partner's work-to-relationship conflict for both members of 113 dual-earner couples. Outcomes of interests included relationship tension, health symptoms, and relationship satisfaction. Results indicate that personal work-to-relationship conflict and p...
161 CitationsSource
#1Hoda Badr (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 34
#2Linda K. Acitelli (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 23
Relationship talk involves talking about the nature and state of one's relationship. To determine the effectiveness of talking about the relationship when one spouse has a chronic illness, the study involved completion of a confidential questionnaire by 182 married couples. Ninety of these were couples in which both partners were healthy, and 92 were couples in which one spouse had a chronic illness. Results of multilevel modeling analyses showed that the association between relationship talk an...
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#1Linda K. Acitelli (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 23
#2Hoda Badr (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)H-Index: 34
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#1David A. KennyH-Index: 100
#1David A. KennyH-Index: 73
Last. Linda K. AcitelliH-Index: 23
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#1Linda K. Acitelli (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 23
Theories are often born out of puzzlement. Sometimes the puzzles are intellectual and sometimes they are practical. Juxtaposing the theoretical with the practical, the author describes the processes whereby the concept of relationship awareness was developed and expanded. Relationship awareness involves attending to relationships. Such attention can take the form of thinking or talking about relationships. The concept of relationship awareness began to form during the process of fulfilling an as...
33 CitationsSource
#1Linda K. Acitelli (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 23
#2David A. Kenny (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 100
Last. Debra Weiner (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 1
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This article extends earlier work on the association between relationship partners' similarity and understanding about marital ideals and relationship satisfaction by controlling for individual differences in stereotype endorsement or typical responding. For heterosexual couples we separated a measure of understanding into the general understanding of partners and understanding that is unique to the specific relationship partner. The measures of similarity and understanding were also separated i...
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Partners in close relationships can be both accurate and biased in their perceptions of each other. Moreover, sometimes a bias can lead to accuracy. The authors describe a paradigm for the simultaneous measurement of accuracy and bias in 2-person relationships. One prevalent bias in close relationships is assumed similarity: Does the person think that his or her partner sees the world as he or she does? In a study of 238 dating and married heterosexual couples, the authors found evidence for bot...
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#1H. Badr (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 1
#1Hoda Badr (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 34
Last. Steven W. DuckH-Index: 41
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#2Linda K. AcitelliH-Index: 23
Last. L. K. AcitelliH-Index: 1
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Data collected from an area probability sample of 90 unmarried and 148 married couples were used to determine whether the degree to which individuals viewed themselves in relational terms (relational identity) was associated with the types of household responsibilities they reported performing. For both males and females, relational identity was found to be a significant predictor of the performance of those tasks typically carried out by women. However, for those tasks typically carried out by ...
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