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    Editorial

    Agnaldo Garcia (2012)

    Do Finns Date? Cultural Interpretations of Romantic Relating

    Saila Poutiainen (2009)
    Dating, the stage in American romantic relationships, is a popular theme in interpersonal communication research. This article claims that dating is a cultural construct and concept. The claim is supported by two means: (1) by examining the perceptions of relationships, communication, and personhood that are embedded in American women‟s interviews, and (2) by comparing these perceptions with Finnish women‟s interviews about relationship initiation. The cultural meanings of dating should be ac...

    Sex Role Orientation and Romantic Relationship Satisfaction: A Study in Turkey

    Ferzan Curun (2012)
    The purpose of the present study is to examine the relationship between the sex role orientation and the relationship satisfaction in Turkish dating couples. Seventy dating couples completed Bem Sex Role Inventory, theRelationship Assessment Scale and a demographic information form. The results indicated that while perceived sex role orientation of the partners was related to relationship satisfaction, actual sex role orientation of the partner was not related. That is, individuals who percei...

    An outline of relationships dynamics: Relationships mechanism among Chinese people

    Di Xuewei (2011)
    [内容提要]中国人的关系动力是基于社会二重分层之间的特定渠道而形成的。其最为明显的特征在于“官”与“民”之间的鸿沟以及彼此的连接处的功名之路。由于中国社会不鼓励个人奋斗,因此个人的成长离不开家人与地方的促成,进而成功者也让家人和地方分享他的荣耀与资源。在这样的社会格局中,官本位与家本位是社会的价值基础,名利及其分享成为社会网络建构的方式与运作的方向,这些将会导致人们在日常生活中发生不同类型的人其交换,并产生积极的关系策略。...

    Perceived rights/duties in interpersonal relation and its influence to interpersonal trust

    Liu Li; Li Beilei (2011)
    研究采用TST和人际信任情境问卷,探讨了中国文化背景下人际关系中的权利感和���务感及其影响对人际信任的影响。结果表明,在不同类型的人际关系中,权利感和义务感差异显著,而且中对人际关系中的权利和义务的感知处于分离状态,其中,在亲人关系和朋友关系下,个体对权利和义务的感知处于负相关状态;在陌生人关系下,个体对权利和义务的感知无显著相关。同时,在人际关系中权利感和义务感对人际信任有较强预测力,权利感的预测力要高于义务感的预测力。...

    Prototypic Features of Loneliness in a Stratified Sample of Adolescents

    Lasgaard, Mathias; Elklit, Ask (2009)
    Dominant theoretical approaches in loneliness research emphasize the value of personality characteristics in explaining loneliness. The present study examines whether dysfunctional social strategies and attributions in lonely adolescents can be explained by personality characteristics. A questionnaire survey was conducted with 379 Danish Grade 8 students (M = 14.1 years, SD = 0.4) from 22 geographically stratified and randomly selected schools. Hierarchical linear regression analysis showed t...

    Pregnant women’s view on their relationship: A comparison with nonpregnant women

    Massar, Karlijn; Buunk, Abraham; Gruijters, S.L.K. (2013)
    The positive effects of partner support on pregnancy outcomes and maternal (mental) health are well established in the literature. Less is known about pregnant women’s perceptions of their partner and relationship, and whether these differ from those of nonpregnant women. Therefore, in the current study, data were collected through an online questionnaire among pregnant (n = 66) and nonpregnant (n = 59) women with similar demographic profiles. The results show that pregnant women reported fee...

    My parents know best: No mating with members from other ethnic groups

    Buunk, Abraham P. (2015)
    This study examined the opposition against out-group mating and the attitude towards parental influence on mate choice among 107 Dutch, 69 Moroccan, and 69 Turkish participants aged between 15 and 25. The level of preferred parental influence on mate choice was considerably higher among the Turks and Moroccans than among the Dutch, but females in both ethnic groups were less in favor of parental influence on mate choice than males were. Overall, males showed a higher opposition against intere...
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