Relation between dependency and two aspects of self-consciousness : Focusing on dyadic relationships in adolescence

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Tamiya, Saki ; Okamoto, Yuko (2013)
  • Publisher: 広島大学大学院教育学研究科附属心理臨床教育研究センター
  • Journal: 広島大学大学院心理臨床教育研究センター紀要, volume 11, pages 109-124
  • Subject: significant other | dependency | self-consciousness | 140

In this study, we focused on dyadic relationships in adolescence and examined the dependent appearance for significant other and the relation with two aspects of the self-consciousness. Two aspects of the self-consciousness are public self-consciousness and private self-consciousness. As a result of factor analysis,it was indicated that adolescents have mature and immature dependencies on significant others and dependent anxiety was observed regardless of the object of dependence. Furthermore, there was a positive correlation between dependence and public self-consciousness, as well as between an object orientation factor expressing an emotional approach to significant others and private self-consciousness. Participants (N=233, 115 man, 113 female) were divided into four groups according to the scores on the dependence scale. A one-factor analysis of variance was conducted with groups as the independent variable and public/private self-consciousness as the dependent variable. The results indicated significant differences between the groups in both types of self-consciousness. It is suggested that private self-consciousness develop through relationships with others and is necessary to build interdependent relationship with others.
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