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Title: Day-to-day experiences of amae in Japanese romantic relationships
Authors: Marshall, TC
Chuong, K
Aikawa, A
Keywords: Amae;Culture;Gender role;Japan;Relationship;Romantic
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 14(1): 26 - 35, Mar 2011
Abstract: The cultural psychology of romantic relationships is relatively understudied. To redress this lacunae, the present study examined the Japanese concept of 'amae', or the state of expecting a close other's indulgence when one behaves inappropriately, within the day-to-day relationships of 30 Japanese undergraduate romantic couples. For 2 weeks, both partners completed daily diaries that assessed their amae behaviour (requesting, receiving, and providing amae), relationship quality, conflict, and motivation to enhance closeness. Results revealed that amae behaviour was associated with greater relationship quality and less conflict. The motivation to enhance closeness partially mediated the association of amae with relationship quality.
Description: This is the post-print version of the Article. The official published version can be accessed from the link below - Copyright @ 2011 Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 1367-2223
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Dept of Life Sciences Research Papers

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