Maintenance of Relationships

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1. What did Christensen et al. find?

  • When using relationship therapy based on the increasing positive exchanges, 2/3's of couples relationships improved maintaining their relationships
  • Economic theories such as the equity theory cannot be applied to non-western cultures due to the selfish nature of this theory and collectivist cultures aren't based on such values
  • We only evaluate the rewards and costs of a relationships in a breakdown of a relationship
  • When husbands earned more than their wive both the husband and wive would consider his job more important whereas if a wive earned more than their husband both said their jobs were equally as important
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2. What must be established in order for a relationship to be maintained?

  • Fairness
  • Friendship
  • Equality
  • Trust

3. Which is Argyle suggest?

  • When husbands earned more than their wive both the husband and wive would consider his job more important whereas if a wive earned more than their husband both said their jobs were equally as important
  • When using relationship therapy based on the increasing positive exchanges, 2/3's of couples relationships improved maintaining their relationships
  • We only evaluate the rewards and costs of a relationships in a breakdown of a relationship
  • Economic theories such as the equity theory cannot be applied to non-western cultures due to the selfish nature of this theory and collectivist cultures aren't based on such values

4. Who put forward the equity theory?

  • Argule
  • Walster
  • Rusbult and Van Lange
  • Thibaut and Kelly

5. Who suggested the social exchange theory?

  • Walster
  • Rusbult and Van Lange
  • Thibaut and Kelly
  • Argyle

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