Date of Submission
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2015 Tyler West
In the course of figuring out one’s identity, the proactive manner in which an individual defines one’s self or builds one’s character is an important aspect of the venture. Markus and Kitayama (1991) described and contrasted interdependent self-construal and independent self-construal, two forms of self-construction. This paper presents the theoretical link between interdependent self-construal and psychological resilience. Identity development is viewed through the interdependent self-construal perspective and it is explained how interdependence provides an individual with more and better opportunities for identity development. Through a conceptual tie to self-compassion, interdependent self-construal may be a key component to experiencing psychological resilience.
West, Tyler, "Interdependent Self-Construal: A Link to Psychological Resilience" (2016). CMC Senior Theses. 1224.