Does Need for Closure Amplify Threats to Unexpected Interpersonal Rejection? An Exploratory Study


Recent research suggested that unexpected rejection threatened belonging more than expected rejection—suggesting expectancy violation as a core process. People with a higher need for closure are vulnerable to expectancy violations. We explored whether the need for closure predicts threats to perceived belonging following expected vs. unexpected rejection. Results showed that Among those who were rejected and did not expect it, the need for closure negatively predicted belonging.

Apr 13, 2019 12:00 AM
Chicago, IL
Naoyuki Sunami (角南直幸)
Naoyuki Sunami (角南直幸)
Ph.D. Candidate

My research interests include belonging and social rejection