Relationship history and current romantic satisfaction

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Description: The current study investigated whether target and partner relationship histories, specifically whether one left their last partner or was left by their last partner, influenced current romantic satisfaction. It was hypothesized that partners who left their last romantic partners would be less satisfied in their current relationships than partners who were "dumped"; individuals would be more satisfied with partners who had left their last relationships than partners who were "dumped"; and couples that shared similar relationship histories would be more satisfied with their current relationships than those that did not. Individuals from thirty-five heterosexual couples (n=70) completed questionnaires with items pertaining to their most recent past romances, their current romances, and their satisfaction with their present romantic partners. Data were analyzed using an Actor Partner Interdependence Model (APIM). Results did not suggest any relationship between relationship history, as defined in this study, and romantic satisfaction.
Language: English
Format: Degree Work