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2009

University of Iowa

CMNI

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Gender And Infidelity: A Study Of The Relationship Between Conformity To Masculine Norms And Extrarelational Involvement, Christopher Daniel Chuick Jul 2009

Gender And Infidelity: A Study Of The Relationship Between Conformity To Masculine Norms And Extrarelational Involvement, Christopher Daniel Chuick

Theses and Dissertations

While a great deal of research has been completed on the relationship between biological sex and infidelity, no research currently exists that examines the relationship between masculine gender norms and infidelity. In this study, 202 men and 486 women were recruited from a Midwestern university, the surrounding community, and nationallyon line. Their Conformity to Masculine Norms (CMNI) scores were compared to threeinfidelity measures: a modified version of the Attitudes Toward Marital Exclusivity Scale(ATME), the Justification for Extramarital Infidelity Questionnaire (JEIQ) sexual justifications subscale, and the JEIQ emotional intimacy justifications subscale. Participants' CMNI total score was hypothesized to be correlated ...