Seeing the partner: A video recall study of emotional behavior in same- and mixed-sex late adolescent romantic couples

Title:
Seeing the partner: A video recall study of emotional behavior in same- and mixed-sex late adolescent romantic couples
Authors:
Darling, Nancy ( 0000-0003-3271-8132 ) ; Clark, Sara A.
Abstract:
Fifty-three college-aged same- and mixed-sex romantic couples (83% White, 63% female, mean age, 20.8) engaged in a video recall task in which they rated their own and their partners’ behaviors and emotions. Females reported feeling more connected to partners and reported fewer negative behaviors than males. Females with male partners reported the highest feelings of connection and the fewest negative behaviors. Males with male partners reported the lowest connection and most negative behaviors. Behavioral mirroring and empathic accuracy did not vary by sex of the actor or of their partner. Partners’ self-reported connection and negative behaviors were similar and they accurately perceived each others’ average behavioral and emotional states. The data showed little evidence that partners’ behaviors mirrored one another temporally across time segments, however. Results suggest that college-aged same and mixed-sex romantic couples show greater similarities than differences in functioning.
Citation:
Darling, Nancy, and Sara A. Clark. 2009. "Seeing the partner: A video recall study of emotional behavior in same- and mixed-sex late adolescent romantic couples." Journal Of Youth And Adolescence 38(7): 1015-1026.
Publisher:
Springer New York LLC
DATE ISSUED:
2009
Department:
Psychology
Type:
article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1007/s10964-009-9407-y
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/309449

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDarling, Nancyen_US
dc.contributor.authorClark, Sara A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-23T16:09:51Zen
dc.date.available2013-12-23T16:09:51Zen
dc.date.issued2009en
dc.identifier.citationDarling, Nancy, and Sara A. Clark. 2009. "Seeing the partner: A video recall study of emotional behavior in same- and mixed-sex late adolescent romantic couples." Journal Of Youth And Adolescence 38(7): 1015-1026.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0047-2891en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/309449en
dc.description.abstractFifty-three college-aged same- and mixed-sex romantic couples (83% White, 63% female, mean age, 20.8) engaged in a video recall task in which they rated their own and their partners’ behaviors and emotions. Females reported feeling more connected to partners and reported fewer negative behaviors than males. Females with male partners reported the highest feelings of connection and the fewest negative behaviors. Males with male partners reported the lowest connection and most negative behaviors. Behavioral mirroring and empathic accuracy did not vary by sex of the actor or of their partner. Partners’ self-reported connection and negative behaviors were similar and they accurately perceived each others’ average behavioral and emotional states. The data showed little evidence that partners’ behaviors mirrored one another temporally across time segments, however. Results suggest that college-aged same and mixed-sex romantic couples show greater similarities than differences in functioning.en_US
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLCen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10964-009-9407-yen
dc.subject.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.titleSeeing the partner: A video recall study of emotional behavior in same- and mixed-sex late adolescent romantic couplesen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal Of Youth And Adolescenceen_US
dc.identifier.volume38en_US
dc.identifier.issue7en_US
dc.identifier.startpage1015en_US
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