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2008 | 46 | 2 | 5-18
Article title

IS A FRIEND IN NEED ALWAYS A FRIEND INDEED? ATTITUDE TOWARDS EMOTIONAL SUPPORT IN FRIENDSHIP: A CROSS-CULTURAL STUDY

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Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
The present study investigates similarities and differences in perception of emotional support in friendship. Ecuadorians (N = 87) and Poles (N = 60) completed a questionnaire constructed in two cultural versions. The questionnaire consisted of five conversation vignettes between two women. Participants evaluated women's behaviours varied by: level of intimacy; reason for self-disclosure and type of emotional support. Burleson's (1994) typology of emotional support was a theoretical framework for the study. The findings indicated that comforting messages low in person centeredness were evaluated lower by Poles in comparison to Ecuadorians. Additionally, low person centeredness of a supporting actor had a significant effect on the evaluations of the person who was seeking for a support. There were no differences between Poles and Ecuadorians in their perception of high person centered emotional support. The results indicated that intimate conversations between close friends were evaluated higher in a Polish sample in comparison to the daily conversations. The opposite result was observed in an Ecuadorian group.
Year
Volume
46
Issue
2
Pages
5-18
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Zuzanna Wisniewska, Szkola Wyzsza Psychologii Spolecznej, ul. Chodakowska 19/31, 03-815 Warszawa, Poland
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Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
09PLAAAA06881
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.d404bdef-ebb2-36b6-98bf-066d95aab006
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