Title

Similarity in gender and self-esteem for supportive peer relationships : the mediating role of cooperative goals

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Applied Social Psychology

Publication Date

5-1-2008

Volume

38

Issue

5

First Page

1147

Last Page

1178

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

Print ISSN

00219029

E-ISSN

15591816

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Copyright © 2008 Blackwell Publishing, Inc

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Recommended Citation

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