Development of a typology of premarital relationship models Public Deposited

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  • It has been proposed that individuals develop models of premarital relationships based on their preferred ways of experiencing love with another person. This study attempted to operationalize the concept of relationship models to determine if individuals differ in how they expect their feelings of love to develop over the course of a future premarital relationship. Two-hundred college students completed a questionnaire consisting of two parts. The first part asked them to evaluate their anticipated experience of love, conflict, maintenance behaviors, and ambivalence, for three different levels of involvement in a future premarital relationship. The second part consisted of a series of attitudinal and behavioral measures. Cluster analysis was used to type individuals on the basis of their anticipated feelings of love across the three involvement levels. The relationship dimensions of conflict, maintenance behaviors, and ambivalence and the attitudinal and behavioral measures were used to differentiate the types. Four love Types were derived. Individuals comprising each of these Types were identified as adopting either a developmental, coupleoriented, expedient, or cautious model of love. Significant Type X Involvement Level interactions were revealed for each of the relationship dimensions. Individuals comprising each of the Types were found to significantly differ on romanticism, self-monitoring, age at first date, and cohabitation. A significant Sex X Type interaction was found for need for inclusion. Finally, significant sex differences emerged for romanticism, self-monitoring, and reward values.
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