The current study examined individual and relationship characteristics as predictors of jealousy including levels of love toward partner, sociosexual orientation, and egalitarian attitudes. A hypothetical scenario varied levels of familiarity to the rival and sexual versus emotional jealousy. The study also investigated induction of jealousy and its success. Individual characteristics predicted cognitive jealousy better than gender, but gender predicted behavioral jealousy better than the individual and relationship characteristics. The hypothetical jealousy scenario revealed that participants had higher levels of jealousy when the rival was a stranger, rather than a good friend. A very high percentage rate of participants reported that they had purposely induced jealousy at some point in their relationship. Women induced jealousy more than men.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
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Russell, Emily and Harton, Helen C.
"The "Other Factors": Using Individual and Relationship Characteristics to Predict Jealousy,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 5:
1, Article 25.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol5/iss1/25