Congruence of Explicit and Implicit Intimacy Motives Enhances Relationship Satisfaction
Poster Session II - Board: II-
Thursday, May 27, 2010, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
APS Exhibit Hall
The intimacy motive was assessed with a relationship-specific TAT-type picture-story task and with a self-report questionnaire in a sample of 499 romantic couples. Both motive measures showed positive effects on self-reported relationship satisfaction. Moreover, motive congruence (i.e., converging scores on both measures) enhanced relationship satisfaction even further.
Subject Area: Personality/Social