publication . Article . 2018

Helping Your Partner with Chronic Pain: The Importance of Helping Motivation, Received Social Support, and Its Timeliness.

Maarten Vansteenkiste; Sara Kindt; Liesbet Goubert; Sónia F. Bernardes; Haeike Josephy;
Open Access English
  • Published: 02 Feb 2018
Objective Like all intentional acts, social support provision varies with respect to its underlying motives. Greater autonomous or volitional motives (e.g., enjoyment, full commitment) to help individuals with chronic pain (ICPs) are associated with greater well-being benefits for the latter, as indexed by improved satisfaction of their psychological needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness. The present study investigates the processes explaining why partners’ autonomous or volitional helping motivation yields these benefits. Methods A total of 134 couples, where at least one partner had chronic pain, completed a 14-day diary. Partners reported on their d...
free text keywords: Social Sciences, Chronic Pain Couples, Self-Determination Theory, Helping Motivation, Social Support, AUTONOMOUS MOTIVATION, PROSOCIAL BEHAVIOR, MULTILEVEL MODELS, SOLICITOUSNESS, SATISFACTION, ENVIRONMENT, ADJUSTMENT, MEDIATION, ARTHRITIS, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Clinical Neurology, General Medicine, Developmental psychology, Chronic pain, medicine.disease, medicine, business.industry, business, Multilevel model, Autonomy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Mediation (Marxist theory and media studies)
Funded by
FCT| UID/PSI/03125/2013
Center for Research and Social Intervention
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147229
  • Funding stream: 5876
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