Commitment, pro-relationship behavior, and trust in close relationships.

  title={Commitment, pro-relationship behavior, and trust in close relationships.},
  author={Jennifer Wieselquist and Caryl E. Rusbult and C A Foster and Christopher R Agnew},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={77 5},
The present work advances and tests an interdependence-based model of the associations among commitment, pro-relationship behavior, and trust. Findings from two longitudinal studies revealed good support for model predictions. Commitment-inspired acts such as accommodation and willingness to sacrifice provide diagnostic information regarding a partner's pro-relationship motives. Individuals come to trust their partners when they perceive that their partners have enacted pro-relationship… CONTINUE READING
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