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College students' attitudes on the causes of infidelity

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Author(s)
Koss, Jamie; Lee, Kaisa L.
Advisor(s)
Wolfgram, Susan M.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin--Stout. Research Services
Citation
Lee, K. L. & Koss, J. (2007). College students' attitudes on the causes of infidelity. University of Wisconsin-Stout Journal of Student Research, 6.
Date
2007
Subject(s)
committed relationships; relationship dissatisfaction; infidelity; Sexual attraction; College students--Sexual behavior; Sexual ethics; Man-woman relationships
Abstract
Infidelity is a problem in today’s society associated with instability in relationships and the high divorce rates. The study consisted of 23 male and female students at a Midwestern university. It was hypothesized that males would perceive sexual attraction as a primary cause of infidelity while females would perceive relationship dissatisfaction as a primary cause. Survey data was statistically analyzed using frequencies, cross-tabulations and a reliability analysis. Findings supported the literature and hypothesis in that more males viewed sexual attraction as a primary cause of infidelity and more females viewed relationship dissatisfaction as a primary cause. It is important for practitioners to be aware of the problems infidelity causes in relationships and further researchers could investigate root causes for preventative and proactive actions.
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Research article with tables.
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University of Wisconsin--Stout. Research Services
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http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/77494 
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