In Good Company: Managing Interpersonal Resources That Support Self-Regulation

Michelle vanDellen, University of Georgia, USA
James Shah, Duke University, USA
N. Pontus Leander, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Julie Delose, University of Georgia, USA
Jerica Bornstein, University of Georgia, USA
In five studies, we tested whether effective self-regulators position themselves in social environments that best afford self-regulatory success. Self-regulatory effectiveness predicted stronger preferences to spend time with, collaborate with, and be informed by others who were likely to promote goal pursuit. These preferences appeared to be both targeted and strategic.
[ to cite ]:
Michelle vanDellen, James Shah, N. Pontus Leander, Julie Delose, and Jerica Bornstein (2015) ,"In Good Company: Managing Interpersonal Resources That Support Self-Regulation", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 43, eds. Kristin Diehl and Carolyn Yoon, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 68-73.