Maintenance of Relationships

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1. For a relationship to be maintained ....

  • The costs must outweigh the rewards so that the relationship is in profit
  • The rewards must outweigh the costs so that the relationship is in profit
  • The rewards must outweigh the costs so the relationship is at a loss
  • The costs must outweigh the rewards so that the relationship is in loss
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2. An equitable relationship is a relationship that ....

  • When the benefits minus the costs of one of the partners is equal to the benefits minus the costs of the other partner?
  • A relationship is in profit

3. Which study found that 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?

  • Argyle
  • Moghaddam
  • Steil and Weltman
  • Christensen et al.

4. Which is Argyle suggest?

  • 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
  • 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
  • We only evaluate the rewards and costs of a relationships in a breakdown of a relationship
  • When using relationship therapy based on the increasing positive exchanges, 2/3's of couples relationships improved maintaining their relationships

5. Whom put forward that 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?

  • Moghaddam
  • Christensen et al.
  • Steil and Weltman
  • Argyle

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