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dc.contributor.authorHughes, Suzanneen
dc.contributor.authorHyland, Johnen
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-19T10:13:10Z
dc.date.available2015-03-19T10:13:10Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationHughes, S., Hyland, J. (2013). Affairs of the heart : gender, personality, religiosity and parental relationship history as predictors of infidelity. The Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, 7th-10th November, 2013. Conference Paper.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10788/2332
dc.description.abstractThe aim of the study was to identify predictors of infidelity, and whether ‘Religiosity’ would inhibit such behaviour. A convenience sample of 110 part-time DBS students (57 male, 53 female) with a mean age of 30.86 years (SD = 5.99) completed a battery of questionnaires measuring infidelity and associated variables such as narcissism, conscientiousness, religiosity, and parental relationship history. Analysis revealed no gender differences in rates of infidelity and attitudes to sexual versus emotional infidelity. Infidelity was associated with narcissism but not conscientiousness or religiosity. An association between infidelity and knowledge of parental cheating and unhappy parental relationship was found in males, but not females. In conclusion, narcissism seems to predict infidelity, but religiosity was not identified as a buffer to infidelity. Interestingly, males may possibly be more vulnerable to the effects of parental relationships than females, with regard to infidelity. Author keywords: Infidelity, religiosity, personality, parental relationship historyen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
dc.relation.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10788/1667
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dc.subjectPsychologyen
dc.subjectApplied psychologyen
dc.titleAffairs of the heart : gender, personality, religiosity and parental relationship history as predictors of infidelityen
dc.typeConference Paperen
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