Relational entitlement moderates the associations between support matching and perceived partner responsiveness

Eran Bar-Kalifa, Leah Bar-Kalifa, Eshkol Rafaeli, Sivan George-Levi, Noa Vilchinsky

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Abstract

Support often fails to lead to beneficial results. One personality factor which may differentiate between individuals’ responses to support is an excessive sense of relational entitlement (SRE; the perception of what one deserves within a romantic relationship). We examined SRE as a moderator of the association between support matching and daily perceived partner responsiveness (PPR). We found overall positive effects for support matching, negative effects for underprovision, and limited effects for overprovision. We also found that men (but not women) with an excessive SRE experienced a greater increase in their PPR when their supportive needs were met; additionally, both men and women with an excessive SRE experienced a greater decrease in PPR when their supportive needs were not met.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Research in Personality
Volume65
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Daily diaries
  • Entitlement
  • Perceived partner responsiveness
  • Romantic relationships
  • Support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology (all)

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