A pronoun analysis of couples' support transactions

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The present study collected data about couples' level of relationship quality and their usage of pronouns that express we-ness or separateness in the context of support interactions. The sample consisted of 48 couples in a long-term relationship who provided questionnaire data and participated in two videotaped social support interaction tasks. Couples' videotaped interactions were subsequently coded for the number of personal pronouns—we-words (e.g., we, ours, ourselves) versus you and me-words (e.g., me, mine, you, yours)—used by both partners.




Hinnekens, C., Lemmens, G., Vanhee, G., & Verhofstadt, L. (2016). A pronoun analysis of couples’ support transactions. Frontiers in Psychology, 7(FEB). https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00077

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