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significant other

any SOCIAL ACTOR adopted as a role model by another social actor. The concept is particularly associated with G. H. MEAD.
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In addition, significant others observed reduced anger and improved life quality.
Stuntz and Weiss (2003) tested Urdan and Maehr's (1995) idea by examining interactions between perceived beliefs of significant others and social orientations as predictors of participants' beliefs about USP.
Mothers' acceptance was positively related to perceived social support from significant others, whereas fathers' acceptance and rejection--but not mothers'--were positively and inversely related, respectively, to social experiences with friends.
That is, the formation of work values is influenced by intimate significant people, such as parents or significant others (e.
A significant other was self-defined by the patient as the person most important to their well-being.
The purpose of this study was to explore consumers' perspectives on the potential benefits and challenges of involving family members and significant others in a healthy lifestyle intervention for people with SMI.
Involving the significant other in MS care by encouraging their attendance at clinic appointments, and consistently assessing patients' and caregivers' needs, will enhance the provision of services to this population.
Interestingly, male respondents said that they consider their significant others superior to their affair partners in other ways as well.
Washington, July 28 ( ANI ): Women who are frequently encouraged by their significant others to lose weight are more likely to resort to unhealthy measures, such as fasting and diet pills, to do so, a new study has revealed.
It has come to light that UPS is expected to deliver 88 million flowers to significant others, spouses, and family members on the Valentine's Day.
Prince William and Prince Harry attended the "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" European premiere without their significant others.
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