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dc.contributor.authorApostolou, Menelaos
dc.contributor.authorArgyridou, Maria
dc.contributor.authorNikoloudi, Eirini Evaggelia
dc.contributor.authorLajunen, Timo Juhani
dc.date.accessioned2023-02-07T12:40:28Z
dc.date.available2023-02-07T12:40:28Z
dc.date.created2023-01-06T12:47:46Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationEvolutionary Psychology. 2022, 20 (4), .en_US
dc.identifier.issn1474-7049
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11250/3048898
dc.description.abstractIntimate relationships are not always easy to keep. Accordingly, the current research has attempted to identify the strategies that people employ in order to improve their relationships with their partners. In particular, by using open-ended questionnaires in a sample of 219 Greek-speaking participants, we have identified 81 acts that people were likely to perform toward this end. Subsequently, using quantitative research methods in a sample of 511 Greek-speaking participants, we classified these acts into 14 broader relationship enhancement strategies. Trying to understand partners' needs, discussing problems with partners and showing more interest in a partner, were among the most likely to be used strategies. Moreover, we asked a sample of 367 Greek-speaking participants to rate how effective these strategies would be on them, and we found that, trying to understand partners' needs, discussing problems with partners, and showing one's love to a partner, were rated as the most effective strategies. Men and women, and people of different ages, were generally in agreement over what strategies they were willing to use, and how effective these strategies would be on improving their relationship with their partners.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.no*
dc.titleI Want Our Relationship to Last: Strategies That People Employ in Order to Improve Their Intimate Relationshipsen_US
dc.title.alternativeI Want Our Relationship to Last: Strategies That People Employ in Order to Improve Their Intimate Relationshipsen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.description.versionpublishedVersionen_US
dc.source.pagenumber11en_US
dc.source.volume20en_US
dc.source.journalEvolutionary Psychologyen_US
dc.source.issue4en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/14747049221147154
dc.identifier.cristin2102022
cristin.ispublishedtrue
cristin.fulltextoriginal
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