Infidelity in Romantic Relationship

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The Relation of Attachment to Infidelity in Romantic Relationships: An Exploration of Attachment Style, Perception of Partner's Attachment Style, Relationship Satisfaction, Relationship Quality and Gender Differences in Sexual Behaviors A Dissertation

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The Gordon F. Demer Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies Adelphi University
In Partial Fulfillment
Of the Requirements for the Degree
Doctor of Philosophy
by Alexis B. Cohen December, 2005
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Morris Eagle, Ph.D. Mark Hilsenroth, Ph.D.
Janice Steil, Ph.D.
Dorothea Hays, Ed.D. -

Dissertation Committee
Chairperson
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Acknowledgements
First and foremost, I would like to acknowledge my family. Thank you for all of your love and support. Without you, this would not have been possible. I love you very much. I would like to thank Morris Eagle for his many insights into the nature of attachment theory. I would also like to acknowledge my committee for all of their feedback and willingness to help me develop this study to its fullest potential. Many thanks to Jeff, for seven years of mentoring and support. Infinite thanks for your statistical help and "pirated" copy of SPSS. This project truly would not be what it is without you. Your unwavering faith in me and my potential have been inspirational. You really are my biggest fan. To "the best class in fifteen years" (you know who you are), for sharing this amazing journey with me. Your kindness, brilliance and diversity have brought so much to my life. You are my home away from home. To my dear friend Darshana Lele, whose love and support have carried me through this program. A person could not ask for a better friend. You have been my sanity, my sounding board, my shoulder to cry on, my friend and my sister. I love you in ways for which there are no words. Finally, to Nat, for all of your love, patience and consistent encouragement. I never would have made it through without you. Thank you. Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.

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Table of Contents

Dissertation Committeeii
Acknowledgementsiii
List of Tablesvi-vii
I. Abstract1
II.|Statement of Purpose|
Ill|. Review of the Literature|
IV|. Research Questions|
V.|Methods|
|Subjects|
|Procedure|
|Measures|
VI|. Results|
3 5
27 33 33 35 35 40
VII. Discussion and Conclusions72
Limitations to Study and Future Research82
Clinical Applications83
References86
Appendices95
A.Informed Consent
B.Close Relationships Questionnaire
C.Dyadic Adjustment Scale

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D.Inventory of...
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