Self-efficacy in romantic relationships: Prediction of relationship attitudes and outcomes

Heidi R. Riggio, Dana A. Weiser, Ann Marie Valenzuela, P. Priscilla Lui, Roberto Montes, Julie Heuer

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Three studies examine discriminant and predictive validity of a self-report measure of self-efficacy in romantic relationships (Self-Efficacy in Romantic Relationships; SERR). Study 1 indicates SERR scores predict relationship anxiety and expectations of relationship success when general self-efficacy, self-esteem, social desirability, and efficacy beliefs about relating to specific relationship partners are considered. Study 2 indicates SERR scores predict later relationship satisfaction and commitment when relationship type and length are considered. Study 3 indicates that SERR scores predict later relationship outcomes when other self-efficacy indicators are considered. The SERR assesses broad feelings of relationship self-efficacy, independent of specific relationships or partners.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629-650
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Social Psychology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013


  • commitment
  • relationship efficacy
  • relationship satisfaction
  • self-efficacy
  • social self-efficacy


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