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Love styles, shyness and patterns of emotional self disclosure

Erwin, Phil and Pressler, Shirley J. (2011) Love styles, shyness and patterns of emotional self disclosure. Psychological Reports, 108 (3). pp. 737-742. ISSN 0033-2941

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Previous research has shown a relationship between love styles and shyness. This study explored the possibility that this effect may be due to differences in patterns of self-disclosure associated with shyness. University student participants (N = 143) completed the Love Attitudes Scale, the Emotional Self-Disclosure Scale, and the Revised Cheek and Buss Shyness Scale. Correlations between the measures were calculated and significant results ranged from r = .18 to .30. Findings supported previous research in showing significant relationships between shyness and love styles; self-disclosure showed no relationship with shyness but did show some direct associations with love style scores. Results are discussed in relation to the importance of self-disclosure in relationship development.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Childhood Studies
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2011 14:32
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2015 01:24


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