Relationship social comparison tendencies, insecurity, and perceived relationship quality

@inproceedings{LeBeau2008RelationshipSC,
  title={Relationship social comparison tendencies, insecurity, and perceived relationship quality},
  author={Lavonia Smith LeBeau and Justin T. Buckingham},
  year={2008}
}
Three studies examine associations between relationship social comparison (RSC) tendencies, insecurity, and perceived relationship quality. Study 1 (68 females, 9 males) showed that RSC was associated with self-esteem, anxious and avoidant attachment styles, and relationship insecurity. RSC associations with anxious attachment and insecurity, but not avoidant attachment, held when controlling for self-esteem. Study 2 (322 females, 95 males) showed that RSC was associated with intimacy… CONTINUE READING