Faculty Publications

Title

The "other factors": Using individual and relationship characteristics to predict sexual and emotional jealousy

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Current Psychology

Volume

24

Issue

4

First Page

242

Last Page

257

Abstract

The current study examined the effects of individual and situational variables on sexual versus emotional jealousy. One hundred and forty-two college students in romantic relationships rated how jealous they would be if they witnessed their partner in a situation evoking sexual or emotional jealousy with either a good friend or a stranger. They also completed measures of love, sociosexual orientation, egalitarian attitudes, and general levels of jealousy in their relationship. Both men and women reported that they would be more upset in response to the sexual scenario than the emotional scenario and when the rival was a stranger rather than a good friend. General emotional jealousy also contributed to the prediction of anticipated jealousy. Results are discussed in terms of evolutionary and cultural views of jealousy.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2005

DOI of published version

10.1007/s12144-005-1026-5

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