Defining romantic self-sabotage: a thematic analysis of interviews with practising psychologists

Peel, Raquel and Caltabiano, Nerina and Buckby, Beryl and McBain, Kerry (2019) Defining romantic self-sabotage: a thematic analysis of interviews with practising psychologists. Journal of Relationships Research, 10 (e16). pp. 1-9.

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Abstract

The term ‘self-sabotage’ is not well defined in the current literature. Self-sabotage is generally explained as a synonym of self-handicapping, which does not fully encompass intrinsic behaviours found in romantic relationships. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to explore the theme of self-sabotage as viewed by practising psychologists. A series of 15 semistructured interviews with psychologists specialising in romantic relationships around Australia identified the main issues contributing to self-sabotage in romantic relationships and the reason why it might happen. Future studies will need to be conducted to develop a scale to empirically test self-sabotage in romantic relationships.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version freely available to read from the link in the displayed PDF.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2019 02:55
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019 05:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: self-sabotage, self-handicapping, romantic relationships, thematic analysis
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1017/jrr.2019.7
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36842

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