Relational Victimization and Rejection Sensitivity: The Long-Term Impact of Social Hurt
Article first published online: 11 APR 2012
© 2012 by the American Counseling Association. All rights reserved.
Volume 11, Issue 1, pages 2–15, April 2012
How to Cite
Mellin, E. A. (2012), Relational Victimization and Rejection Sensitivity: The Long-Term Impact of Social Hurt. Adultspan Journal, 11: 2–15. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-0029.2012.00001.x
- Issue published online: 11 APR 2012
- Article first published online: 11 APR 2012
- Received 02/22/11; Revised 03/28/11; Accepted 05/12/11
The Rejection Sensitivity Model is used to examine the social antecedents to expectations of rejection among adults. College students (N= 314) completed measures of relational victimization and rejection sensitivity. Results indicate that relational victimization is significantly related to rejection sensitivity for women. Implications for counseling and research are offered.