What is a self-construal?

Introduction. Self-construal refers to the grounds of self-definition, and the extent to which the self is defined independently of others or interdependently with others. Initially, the term derived from perceived cultural differences in the self.

What are the two types of self-construal?

Types of self-construals

  • The relational independent self-construal: The relational independent self-construal describes one’s uniqueness and individuality.
  • The relational interdependent self-construal: The relational interdependent self-construal describes one’s sense of self with respect to their close relationships.

What are the types of self-construal?

Four self-construal types result from a combination of the two components of self: biconstrual, independent, interdependent, and ambivalent. It was predicted and found that self-construal provides a better explanation of conflict styles than ethnicity or sex.

What is an example of independent self-construal?

Individuals with a more independent self-construal are more likely to respond by highlighting their unique abilities or individual traits (e.g., “I am creative,” “I am smart”).

What is an example of a construal?

For example, imagine you are walking down the street and in front of you someone stops, falls to the ground, grabs their chest, and starts to turn blue. You would begin to interpret this situation, running through all the possible explanations for this situation and the person’s behavior.

What is an example of construal?

What is the interdependent self-construal?

a view of the self (self-construal) that emphasizes one’s embeddedness in a network of social relationships and that downplays one’s separateness and unique traits or accomplishments.

What is a interdependent self-construal?

What is the difference between interdependent and independent?

The independent and interdependent selves Those with interdependent approaches are more likely to be conscious of others and their relationships and to adjust their behavior to accommodate others. In contrast, independent people are more focused on themselves and on influencing others.

What is the purpose of Construals?

Construal is a social psychological term that refers to the way in which (or the process of) people perceive, comprehend, and interpret the world around them. We all need to interpret the world around us so that we can make sense of the world and determine our own actions and judgements.

What are the key factors in construal level theory?

Construal level theory identifies four dimensions of distance from direct experience—temporal, physical, social, and hypotheticality (Trope & Liberman, 2010).