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Similarity in gender and self-esteem for supportive peer relationships : the mediating role of cooperative goals
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
  • Yifeng, Nancy CHEN, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
  • Xu HUANG, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Dean William TJOSVOLD, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Document Type
Journal article
Publication Date
5-1-2008
Abstract
The present study investigated whether cooperative goals mediate the relationship between similarity in gender and self-esteem and social support and relationship quality in ongoing peer dyads. Based on data collected from 209 student dyads, the findings largely support the mediating role of cooperative goals. However, the study found that gender similarity was positively related while self-esteem similarity was negatively related to cooperative goals and relationship quality of peer dyad members.
DOI
10.1111/j.1559-1816.2008.00343.x
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https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-42149095550&doi=10.1111%2fj.1559-1816.2008.00343.x&partnerID=40&md5=560bc0f79fa2c68765f3ee5560290856
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15591816
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Chen, N. Y.-F., Huang, X., & Tjosvold, D. (2008). Similarity in gender and self-esteem for supportive peer relationships: The mediating role of cooperative goals. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38(5), 1147-1178. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2008.00343.x