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Relationship problems and extradyadic romantic and sexual activity in a web-sample of Norwegian men and women.
Scand J Psychol. 2013 Apr; 54(2):137-45.SJ

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to describe the prevalence of self-reported types of extradyadic romantic and sexual activity among adult Norwegians and to explore the role of infidelity in breaking up a permanent relationship. The results are based on 1,001 web interviews with persons ranging in age from 18 to 67 years. The majority of respondents reported having engaged in some kind of extradyadic romantic and/or sexual activity. Forty-five percent of the women and 39% of the men claimed they had experienced a previous breakup from a marriage or cohabiting relationship. Among those aged 50 years or older, the most important reasons for breaking up a previous relationship were infidelity (38%) and lost love (38%). More men (44%) than women (33%) reported infidelity. Respondents younger than 50 years were more motivated by boredom. Among respondents below the age of 50 years, the most frequently reported reasons for considering termination of a present relationship were quarreling (37%), poor sex life (29%), and "other" reasons (25%). Accordingly, infidelity was not identified as an essential factor for considering a breakup from the present relationship.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. bente.traen@psykologi.uio.noNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23252347

Citation

Træen, Bente, and Frode Thuen. "Relationship Problems and Extradyadic Romantic and Sexual Activity in a Web-sample of Norwegian Men and Women." Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, vol. 54, no. 2, 2013, pp. 137-45.
Træen B, Thuen F. Relationship problems and extradyadic romantic and sexual activity in a web-sample of Norwegian men and women. Scand J Psychol. 2013;54(2):137-45.
Træen, B., & Thuen, F. (2013). Relationship problems and extradyadic romantic and sexual activity in a web-sample of Norwegian men and women. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 54(2), 137-45. https://doi.org/10.1111/sjop.12013
Træen B, Thuen F. Relationship Problems and Extradyadic Romantic and Sexual Activity in a Web-sample of Norwegian Men and Women. Scand J Psychol. 2013;54(2):137-45. PubMed PMID: 23252347.
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