The Relationship between Self- and Other-Perceptions of Communication Competence and Friendship Quality

Analisa Arroyo, Chris Segrin

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Abstract

This study explored dyadic effects of communication competence, assessed through self-perceptions and other-perceptions, on relationship quality in same-sex platonic friendships. Undergraduate students recruited a same-sex platonic friend to participate in this study along with them. Participants (N = 310; dyads = 155) completed an online questionnaire assessing their own and their partner's communication competence as well as their own relationship satisfaction and commitment. Results from actor-partner interdependence model analyses revealed both actor and partner effects for self-perceptions and other-perceptions of communication competence on relationship satisfaction and commitment. Additionally, partners' other-perceptions of communication competence moderated the relationship between actors' other-perceptions of communication competence and relationship commitment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)547-562
Number of pages16
JournalCommunication Studies
Volume62
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011

Keywords

  • Commitment
  • Communication Competence
  • Friends
  • Perceptions
  • Satisfaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication

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