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Title: Emotional and sexual infidelity offline and in cyberspace
Authors: Whitty, Monica T.
Quigley, L.L.
First Published: Oct-2008
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, on behalf of the American Association for Marrriage and Family Therapy
Citation: Journal of marital and family therapy, 2008, 34 (4), pp. 461-468
Abstract: This study investigated how men and women perceive online and offline sexual and emotional infidelity. Undergraduates from a large university in Northern Ireland participated in the study. It was found that men, when forced to decide, were more upset by sexual infidelity and women by emotional infidelity. It was also found that men were more likely to believe that women have sex when in love and that women believe that men have sex even when they are not in love. It was not, however, found that either men or women believed that having cybersex implied the other was also in love or that being in love online implied they were having cybersex. These results are explained through a social-cognitive lens.
DOI Link: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.2008.00088.x
ISSN: 0194-472X
eISSN: 1752-0606
Links: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1752-0606
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/10041
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2008 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Description: This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of the publisher for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of marital and family therapy, 2008, 34 (4). http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1752-0606.2008.00088.x
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