ERIC Number: EJ872218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Become Involved with Someone Who Is on the Rebound?: How Fast Should You Run?
Knox, David; Zusman, Marty E.
College Student Journal, v43 n1 p99-104 Mar 2009
Analysis of survey data from 1002 undergraduates at a large southeastern university revealed differences between the 535 or 53.4% who had become involved (while on the rebound from a previous love relationship) in a new relationship compared to 316 or 31.5% who had not become involved in a new relationship while on the rebound. A profile of the rebounder emerged as being impatient for a new love, deceptive/unfaithful, hedonistic and a person who does not practice safe sex. Exchange theory is used to explain the characteristics of the rebounder. Caution about becoming involved with someone on the rebound may be warranted. One answer to the question, "How fast should you run?" may be "as fast as you can" Limitations of the data are suggested.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Data Analysis, Intimacy, Interpersonal Relationship, Disease Control, Individual Characteristics, Social Exchange Theory
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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