Love styles, coping, and relationship satisfaction

A dyadic approach

Ana Vedes, Peter Hilpert, Fridtjof W. Nussbeck, Ashley Randall, Guy Bodenmann, Wolfgang R. Lind

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Abstract

Romantic partners have different attitudes on what love is and what it means to be in a romantic relationship. These attitudes are conceptualized as love styles that relate to relationship-maintenance behaviors and relationship satisfaction. Specifically, love styles could be associated with how partners cope with stress (dyadic coping), which in turn may be associated with relationship satisfaction. Using self-report data from 92 heterosexual couples, findings showed that: (a) eros and agape love styles have positive direct effects on dyadic coping and relationship satisfaction, whereas ludus has a negative direct effect on dyadic coping and relationship satisfaction and (b) dyadic coping partially mediated the association between love styles and relationship satisfaction. Overall, associations were s for men.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-97
Number of pages14
JournalPersonal Relationships
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

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Vedes, A., Hilpert, P., Nussbeck, F. W., Randall, A., Bodenmann, G., & Lind, W. R. (2016). Love styles, coping, and relationship satisfaction: A dyadic approach. Personal Relationships, 23(1), 84-97. https://doi.org/10.1111/pere.12112

Love styles, coping, and relationship satisfaction : A dyadic approach. / Vedes, Ana; Hilpert, Peter; Nussbeck, Fridtjof W.; Randall, Ashley; Bodenmann, Guy; Lind, Wolfgang R.

In: Personal Relationships, Vol. 23, No. 1, 01.03.2016, p. 84-97.

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Vedes, A, Hilpert, P, Nussbeck, FW, Randall, A, Bodenmann, G & Lind, WR 2016, 'Love styles, coping, and relationship satisfaction: A dyadic approach', Personal Relationships, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 84-97. https://doi.org/10.1111/pere.12112
Vedes, Ana ; Hilpert, Peter ; Nussbeck, Fridtjof W. ; Randall, Ashley ; Bodenmann, Guy ; Lind, Wolfgang R. / Love styles, coping, and relationship satisfaction : A dyadic approach. In: Personal Relationships. 2016 ; Vol. 23, No. 1. pp. 84-97.
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