publication . Article . 2011

What is infidelity? Perceptions based on biological sex and personality

Thornton, Victoria; Nagurney, Alexander;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 May 2011 Journal: Psychology Research and Behavior Management, volume 4, pages 51-58 (issn: 1179-1578, eissn: 1179-1578, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Dove Medical Press
Abstract
Victoria Thornton, Alexander NagurneyTexas State University – San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas, USAAbstract: The study examines perceptions of infidelity, paying particular attention to how these perceptions differ based on biological sex and personality traits, specifically agency and communion and their unmitigated counterparts. The study utilizes a sample of 125 male and 233 female college students. In addition to the personality measures, participants completed a 19-item checklist that assessed their perceptions of specific items that could potentially be construed as infidelity. It was hypothesized that females would construe more items as infidelity...
Subjects
free text keywords: Industrial psychology, questionnaire, agency, Psychology Research and Behavior Management, Psychology, communion, HF5548.7-5548.85, infidelity, BF1-990, Original Research, relationship
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publication . Article . 2011

What is infidelity? Perceptions based on biological sex and personality

Thornton, Victoria; Nagurney, Alexander;