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ERIC Number: ED159578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-6
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Some Determinants of Commitment Levels in Premarital Relationships.
Kramer, Robert M.; And Others
Premarital dating couples (N=61) were asked to answer questions concerning their perceived commitment to their relationship, the amount of time they spend with their partner, the amount of time they spend arguing, their partner's attractiveness, the length of their relationship, and their desire to continue the relationship. Time spent together appears to be the most important predictor of commitment level, followed by perceived attractiveness of the partner and age of the subject. These results support both the exchange theory of marital partnership as well as Festinger's Cognitive Dissonance Theory. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (Denver, Colorado, April 5-8, 1978)