IMPLICIT MODEL OF INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
Kemerovo State University, Kemerovo; Branch of Gorbachev Kuzbass State Technical University, Belovo
The article investigates the phenomenon of interpersonal relationships. It provides empirical data describing the implicit model of interpersonal relationships. Comparison of the data obtained in both English and Russian samples, confirms the cross-cultural nature of this phenomenon. It was found that, regardless of the number of lower-order factors, all of them can be summarized into two factors of higher order: «personal relationships component» and «behavioral-style, resource component of the relationship».
Keywords: interpersonal relationships, implicit structure, categorization, ideal representation.