Self-Disclosure in Romantic Relationships and Friendships Among American and Japanese College Students

  title={Self-Disclosure in Romantic Relationships and Friendships Among American and Japanese College Students},
  author={Mie Kito},
  journal={The Journal of Social Psychology},
  pages={127 - 140}
  • M. Kito
  • Published 1 April 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Social Psychology
The author examined whether the level of self-disclosure would differ across four types of relationships—passionate love relationships, companionate love relationships, same-sex friendships, and cross-sex friendships—and across cultures: American culture and Japanese culture. Participants were 145 college students (64 Americans and 81 Japanese). The results supported three hypotheses: (a) Japanese students scored lower in self-disclosure than American students, regardless of relationship types… Expand

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