The way in which individuals react to a partner’s disclosure of positive news (capitalization response) is associated with relational well-being. Two studies analyzed the role of couple identity in explaining the association between perceived capitalization responses and relationship quality. A daily diary study (n = 90 couples) revealed that on days people perceived their partners’ responses as active-constructive, they reported higher levels of couple identity. A longitudinal two-wave study (n = 169 couples) showed that couple identity mediated the link between active-constructive (for both women and men) and passive-destructive responses (only for men) and relationship quality. Overall, our findings suggest that the experience of the partner’s involvement and support in good times contribute to a sense of couple identity, which over the long turn, is associated with partners’ relational well-being.

Pagani, A. F., Parise, M., Donato, S., Gable, S. L., Schoebi, D., If you shared my happiness, you are part of me: Capitalization and the experience of couple identity, <<PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY BULLETTIN>>, 2020; 46 (2): 258-269. [doi:10.1177/0146167219854449] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/146570]

If you shared my happiness, you are part of me: Capitalization and the experience of couple identity

Pagani, Ariela Francesca
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Parise, Miriam;Donato, Silvia;
2020

Abstract

The way in which individuals react to a partner’s disclosure of positive news (capitalization response) is associated with relational well-being. Two studies analyzed the role of couple identity in explaining the association between perceived capitalization responses and relationship quality. A daily diary study (n = 90 couples) revealed that on days people perceived their partners’ responses as active-constructive, they reported higher levels of couple identity. A longitudinal two-wave study (n = 169 couples) showed that couple identity mediated the link between active-constructive (for both women and men) and passive-destructive responses (only for men) and relationship quality. Overall, our findings suggest that the experience of the partner’s involvement and support in good times contribute to a sense of couple identity, which over the long turn, is associated with partners’ relational well-being.
2020
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Pagani, A. F., Parise, M., Donato, S., Gable, S. L., Schoebi, D., If you shared my happiness, you are part of me: Capitalization and the experience of couple identity, <<PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY BULLETTIN>>, 2020; 46 (2): 258-269. [doi:10.1177/0146167219854449] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/146570]
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