Cultural Differences in Support Provision: The Importance of Relationship Quality.

@article{Chen2015CulturalDI,
  title={Cultural Differences in Support Provision: The Importance of Relationship Quality.},
  author={Jacqueline M. Chen and Heejung S. Kim and David K. Sherman and Takeshi Hashimoto},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={2015},
  volume={41 11},
  pages={1575-89}
}
Emotional expression is highly valued in individualistic cultures, whereas emotional restraint is prioritized in collectivistic cultures. We hypothesized that high-quality relationships in these cultures would exhibit the forms of support provision congruent with their respective expectations. Study 1 examined support transactions among friends in response to a laboratory stressor and found that objectively judged relationship quality (RQ) more strongly positively predicted emotion-focused… CONTINUE READING