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Commitment and investments in homosexual and heterosexual romantic relationships

Rodrigues, D.; Diniz Lopes; Prada, M.; Oliveira, J. M.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Country: Portugal
Abstract
Framed by the Investment Model (Rusbult, 1980, 1983), the maintenance of romantic relationships are influenced by the experience of general commitment and the perceived investments applied in the relationship. Albeit showing the robustness of these predictions among heterosexual romantic relationships, literature suggests homosexual romantic relationships to be socially and legally marginalized, characterized by lower investments and general commitment. To better understand the dynamics underlying heterosexual and homosexual romantic relationships, we suggest the importance of additionally considering the moral obligations to remain in the relationship (i.e., mor...
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Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizationshumanities
free text keywords: Investment model, Romantic relationships, Sexual orientation, Commitment
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FCT| UID/PSI/03125/2013
Project
UID/PSI/03125/2013
Center for Research and Social Intervention
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147229
  • Funding stream: 5876
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