Aubé, J. (2008). Balancing concern for other with concern for self: Links between unmitigated communion, communion, and psychological well-being. Journal Of Personality, 76(1), 101-134. doi:10.1111/j.1467-6494.2007.00481.x The purpose of the study was to examine the relation between unmitigated communion (UC) and psychological adjustment. Three studies with different methodologies were used to address a limitation of previous research relying solely on cross-sectional analysis and self-reporting measures. The first study examined the relation between self- and peer reports in a sample of 102 college students. Study 2 examined the relation between communion, UC, and adjustment in community sample of 94 adults using a 10-year longitudinal design. Study 3 used a daily diary methodology to examine the relation between these constructs, social functioning, and depressed mood in a sample of 78 college women. Together the results demonstrate that the psychological adjustment of men and women is negatively impacted by unmitigated communion. The article clearly addressed a limitation in previous research and provided evidence that self-reporting is consistent with reports from others who know the participants. Some of the data from the longitudinal study (study 2) were not available and researchers are were unsure whether the daily diaries were completed daily or if participants completed several days at one time. This could drastically influence the results of study 3.
Danoff-Burg, S., Revenson, T. A., Trudeau, K. J., & Paget, S. A. (2004). Unmitigated communion, social constraints, and psychological distress among women with rheumatoid arthritis. Journal Of Personality, 72(1), 29-46. doi:10.1111/j.0022-3506.2004.00255.x
Examining the effects of UC on adjustment to chronic illness is one of the primary focuses of the study Furthermore, the study aimed to understand pathways...