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Clin Psychol Psychother. 2010 Jul-Aug;17(4):329-45. doi: 10.1002/cpp.668.

An inventory and update of jealousy-evoking partner behaviours in modern society.

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  • 1University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands. dijkstrap@planet.nl

Abstract

The goal of the present study was to identify the most important jealousy-evoking partner behaviours and to examine the extent to which these behaviours evoke jealousy. Based on the literature, a questionnaire was constructed containing 42 jealousy-evoking partner behaviours, including a partner's extra-dyadic involvement with someone else by means of modern communication devices, such as the Internet. A second study examined the extent to which undergraduates and a community sample experienced jealousy in response to these partner behaviours. Results showed that explicit unfaithful behaviours evoked most feelings of jealousy, followed by a partner's emotional or romantic involvement with someone else by means of modern communication devices. In general, older individuals responded with less jealousy in response to a partner's unfaithful and suspicious behaviours. Clinical implications are discussed.

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