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Is the partner who decides to divorce more attractive? A comparison between initiators and non-initiators


Charvoz, L; Bodenmann, Guy; Bertoni, A; Iafrate, R; Giuliani, C (2009). Is the partner who decides to divorce more attractive? A comparison between initiators and non-initiators. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 50(1):22-37.

Abstract

580 divorced individuals from Germany, Italy and Switzerland provided retrospective reports on the perceived similarity and differences between themselves and their former partner and on their own and their partner’s attractiveness. Initiators and noninitiators were compared with regard to these different variables. Results demonstrated that most divorcees perceived themselves to be quite similar to their former partner. Initiating women were more numerous than nonintiating to perceive themselves to be different from their former partner in personality, norms and needs and to evaluate their former partner to be less attractive. Initiating men were more numerous than nonitiating to perceive differences with regard to the personality between themselves and their partner.

Abstract

580 divorced individuals from Germany, Italy and Switzerland provided retrospective reports on the perceived similarity and differences between themselves and their former partner and on their own and their partner’s attractiveness. Initiators and noninitiators were compared with regard to these different variables. Results demonstrated that most divorcees perceived themselves to be quite similar to their former partner. Initiating women were more numerous than nonintiating to perceive themselves to be different from their former partner in personality, norms and needs and to evaluate their former partner to be less attractive. Initiating men were more numerous than nonitiating to perceive differences with regard to the personality between themselves and their partner.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:26 Nov 2009 10:37
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:34
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1050-2556
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/10502550802365516

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