Title

Effects of Sex and Affair Type on Infidelity Jealousy Distress

Date

6-1-2017 8:30 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 10:30 AM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Behavioral Sciences

Session Chair

Jaime Cloud

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences poster Session

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Jaime Cloud

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

The current study sought to examine the effects of a person’s sex and affair type on infidelity jealousy distress. I predicted that (1) males and females are equally distressed over an affair and that (2) Sexual affairs are as equally distressful as emotional affairs. However, I hypothesized that Males have higher levels of distress when their partners have a sexual affair. Whereas, females have higher levels of distress when their partner has an emotional affair. Participants were randomly selected in either group A, a sexual affair scenario, or group B, an emotional affair scenario. They were asked to imagine themselves reading this affair scenario text message from another person to their partner. They were then asked to rate, on a Likert scale 1-4, how much distress they would be under if the scenario was a real event in their life concerning their partner. Data will be analyzed using a 2 x 2 Analysis of Variance. Implications of the obtained findings and future directions will be discussed.

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Jun 1st, 8:30 AM Jun 1st, 10:30 AM

Effects of Sex and Affair Type on Infidelity Jealousy Distress

WUC Pacific Room

The current study sought to examine the effects of a person’s sex and affair type on infidelity jealousy distress. I predicted that (1) males and females are equally distressed over an affair and that (2) Sexual affairs are as equally distressful as emotional affairs. However, I hypothesized that Males have higher levels of distress when their partners have a sexual affair. Whereas, females have higher levels of distress when their partner has an emotional affair. Participants were randomly selected in either group A, a sexual affair scenario, or group B, an emotional affair scenario. They were asked to imagine themselves reading this affair scenario text message from another person to their partner. They were then asked to rate, on a Likert scale 1-4, how much distress they would be under if the scenario was a real event in their life concerning their partner. Data will be analyzed using a 2 x 2 Analysis of Variance. Implications of the obtained findings and future directions will be discussed.