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|Title:||Birds of a feather flock together: the interpersonal process of objectification within intimate heterosexual relationships|
|Citation:||Sex Roles: a journal of research, 2018; 79(1-2):72-82|
|Peter Strelan, Stephenie Pagoudis|
|Abstract:||On the basis that objectification is a self-perpetuating phenomenon, we tested two new hypotheses about the role of objectification within ongoing, intimate heterosexual relationships. First, individuals who self-objectify and objectify others tend to have partners who also self-objectify and objectify others. Second, objectification within relationships is associated with reduced relationship quality. Furthermore, rather than relying on the perspective of only one dyad member, we applied the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model (APIM: Kenny et al. 2006) as a framework for hypothesis testing. That is, we collected data from both partners within the relationship on the same variables (n = 59 heterosexual couples). We found support for both hypotheses, but negligible evidence of gender differences in relations between self-objectification, objectification, and relationship quality. Finally, we applied the APIM to replicate previous research on relations among self-objectification, objectification of partner, and body- and self-esteem. Self-objectification and objectification of partner was unrelated to body esteem for both men and women. Self-objectification was associated with reduced self-esteem, irrespective of gender, but objectification of partner was not associated with partner’s self-esteem.|
|Keywords:||Self-objectification; objectification; relationship quality; romantic relationships; body esteem; self-esteem; dyadic data analysis; APIM|
|Rights:||© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017|
|Appears in Collections:||Aurora harvest 4|
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