Research into the Influence of Culture on Romantic Relationships

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1. How does individualistic cultures affect whether a relationship is voluntary or non-voluntary?

  • Individuals are taught to interdependent and relationships should be for the greater good of the community so their community is more likely to have an opinion in whom they have a relationship with
  • This culture tends to live in a urbanised setting where they are likely to meet lots of people in a voluntary way
  • This culture tends to live in less urbanised settings so there's less choice in whom they interact with due to geographical isolation and lack of social mobility making relationships more non-voluntary
  • Individuals in this culture are taught to be independent, so their opinion is important in deciding who they have a relationship with
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2. Which study found that only 1 out of 108 hunter-gatherer communities showed no signs of love?

  • Moore and Leung
  • Levine
  • Fisher
  • Janovick

3. How does individualistic cultures affect the choice someone has on relationships?

  • Individuals are taught to interdependent and relationships should be for the greater good of the community so their community is more likely to have an opinion in whom they have a relationship with
  • This culture tends to live in less urbanised settings so there's less choice in whom they interact with due to geographical isolation and lack of social mobility making relationships more non-voluntary
  • Individuals in this culture are taught to be independent, so their opinion is important in deciding who they have a relationship with
  • This culture tends to live in a urbanised setting where they are likely to meet lots of people in a voluntary way

4. Which study found that women in love marriages were more positive about their relationship than those in arranged marriages?

  • Myers et al.
  • Xiaohe and Whyte
  • Yelsma and Arthappily

5. Which study found that those in arranged marriages were just as satisfied with their relationship as those in love marriages?

  • Yelsma and Arthappily
  • Myers et al.
  • Xiaohe and Whyte

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