Relaciones entre el autoconcepto relacional, la elección de metas y la satisfacción de necesidades psicológicas en estudiantes universitarios

  1. Elena Gámez Armas 1
  2. José Miguel Díaz Gómez 1
  3. Hipólito Marrero Hernández 1
  4. María Paz Galindo Galindo 2
  5. Alicia Breva 2
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España


  2. 2 Universidad de Sevilla

    Universidad de Sevilla

    Sevilla, España


Universitas psychologica

ISSN: 1657-9267

Year of publication: 2014

Volume: 13

Issue: 4

Pages: 1289-1303

Type: Article



The aim of this study was to explore the role of specific features of the selfconcept that could be associated with the choice of life goals. We developed an adaptation of the RISC (Relational-Interdependent Self-Construal; Cross, Bacon, & Morris 2000) to directly assess the degree to which individuals define themselves in terms of close relationships. The scale was translated into Spanish and its psychometric properties were analyzed with data from a sample of 389 university students (age range 16-47, M=19.28, ST=3.15). A set of contrast showed significant differences between men and women (♀=59% y ♂= 41% effect size d 0.25-0.55). Significant differences appeared also regarding extrinsic and intrinsic goals, interpersonal goals and needs satisfaction when students with a highly relational self-construal were compared with students with a low relational one (d 0.42-0.91). These results have implications for the choice of studies and what students expect in university life.