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Risk orientation, loving, and liking in long-term romantic relationships

Smithson, Michael; Baker, Catherine


This study investigates three hypotheses: Similarity between romantic partners in risk taking predicts partner liking and loving; risk taking in either partner correlates negatively with liking and loving; and these tendencies are accentuated in particular risk domains. A survey of 147 heterosexual couples tests these hypotheses in six risk domains. The similarity hypothesis is supported in all domains for perceived self/ partner differences but most emphatically in ethical risks. Likewise,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
DOI: 10.1177/0265407507086807


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