Singles by choice differ from singles by circumstance in their perceptions of the costs and benefits of romantic relationships

Professorship/Faculty: Personality Psychology and Psychological Assessment  
Author(s): Slonim, Gal; Schütz, Astrid  
Corporate Body: 27th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science
Publisher Information: Bamberg : opus
Year of publication: 2015
Pages: 1
Language(s): English
Poster Beitrag
Licence: German Act on Copyright 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-opus4-454103
Past research has found that the well-being of singles who desire a romantic relationship ("singles by circumstance") is poorer than that of singles who choose to remain single, in terms of loneliness, depression and self-esteem (Slonim& Schütz, 2015). Therefore, it is important to understand why some singles are satisfied with their relationship status while others are highly motivated to change it. Could it be that the two groups of singles differ regarding their expectations from romantic relationships?
Keywords: singlehood; romantic relationships; perceive choice
Document Type: Conferenceobject
Year of publication: 6. November 2015

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