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.
|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
|Depositing User:||Sara Taylor|
|Date Deposited:||31 Mar 2011 15:32|
|Last Modified:||28 Nov 2012 13:52|
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