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Ideal traits of romantic partners, opposite-sex friends, and same-sex friends


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Abstract (summary)

This study builds on previous research (Lippa, 2007) by comparing the ideal traits sought in romantic partners, and friends. Thirteen traits that are central to relationships were examined. Based on a college student sample (N=158), all traits were more important in romantic relationships than both friendships. Lastly, gender differences were expected and it was found that females rated most traits to be more important in romantic partners than either of the two friendship types than males. This study provides further insight into the distinguishing features of romantic relationships and friendships.

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Subject
Social psychology
Classification
0451: Social psychology
Identifier / keyword
Psychology; Friendships; Ideal traits; Relationships; Romantic partners
Title
Ideal traits of romantic partners, opposite-sex friends, and same-sex friends
Author
Vale, Shruthi
Number of pages
57
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
1283
Source
MAI 47/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109124040
Advisor
Fuhrman, Robert W.
Committee member
Flannagan, Dorothy A.; Zawacki, Tina
University/institution
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Department
Psychology
University location
United States -- Texas
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1464027
ProQuest document ID
305158796
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305158796
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