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      Friendship Characteristics, Threat Appraisals, and Varieties of Jealousy About Romantic Partners’ Friendships

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      Interpersona
      PsychOpen
      jealousy, friendship, threat appraisals, cross-sex friendships

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          This study examined the role of friendship sex composition, friendship history, and threat appraisals in the experience of jealousy about a romantic partner’s involvement in extradyadic friendships. Using a survey, 201 individuals responded to scenarios describing a romantic partner’s involvement in a significant friendship outside the romantic dyad. A partner’s involvement in a cross-sex friendship was associated with greater perceptions of threat to both the existence and quality of the romantic relationship than was a partner’s involvement in a same-sex friendship. Further, the specific forms of jealousy experienced about partners’ friendships were dependent on the threat appraisals individuals associated with the friendships. Appraisals of relational existence threat mediated the influence of friendship characteristics (i.e., sex composition and history) on sexual jealousy and companionship jealousy, while appraisals of relational quality threat mediated the influence of friendship characteristics on intimacy jealousy, power jealousy, and companionship jealousy. This study points toward the central role of threat appraisals in mediating associations between rival characteristics and various forms of jealousy about a partner’s friendships.

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                Journal
                IJPR
                Interpersona
                Interpersona
                An International Journal on Personal Relationships
                Interpersona
                PsychOpen
                1981-6472
                19 December 2014
                : 8
                : 2
                : 231-244
                Affiliations
                [a ]Murray State University, Murray, KY, USA
                [b ]Department of Communication Studies, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
                Author notes
                [* ]302B Wilson Hall, Department of Organizational Communication, Murray State University, Murray, KY, 42071. tworley1@ 123456murraystate.edu
                Article
                ijpr.v8i2.169
                10.5964/ijpr.v8i2.169
                fa87e380-03d9-49b4-a1f7-2e99488009e9
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                This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

                History
                : 02 July 2014
                : 29 October 2014
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                Psychology
                cross-sex friendships,jealousy,friendship,threat appraisals
                Psychology
                cross-sex friendships, jealousy, friendship, threat appraisals

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