You mean the world to me: the role of residential mobility in centrality of romantic relationships

Yilmaz, Cansu and Selçuk, Emre and Günaydın, Gül and Cingöz-Ulu, Banu and Filiztekin, Alpay and Kent, Oya (2022) You mean the world to me: the role of residential mobility in centrality of romantic relationships. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 13 (7). pp. 1151-1162. ISSN 1948-5506 (Print) 1948-5514 (Online)

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Integrating the suffocation model of marriage with research on residential mobility, the current studies examined for the first time whether long-term romantic relationships are more central for residentially mobile (vs. stable) individuals (total N across three studies = 5,366; age range = 18–95). In Study 1, individuals who moved away from their place of birth (vs. not) were more likely to first confide in their spouse over other network members on important matters. In Study 2, history of frequent residential moves was associated with greater importance ascribed to romantic partners in the attachment hierarchy. In Study 3, the slope of perceived partner responsiveness predicting eudaimonic well-being got steeper as residential mobility increased. By showing the role of residential mobility in romantic relationships, our findings highlight the importance of studying socioecological factors to gain a deeper understanding of how relationship processes unfold.
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: marriage; perceived partner responsiveness; residential mobility; romantic relationships; suffocation model of marriage; well-being
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Emre Selçuk
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2022 17:47
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2022 17:47

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