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Husband-Wife Similarities

David K. B. Nias
Social Science
Vol. 52, No. 4 (AUTUMN 1977), pp. 206-211
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/41886198
Page Count: 6
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Abstract

There have been many theoretical discussions on the issue of complementariness in romantic partners. By assessing the personality traits and recreational interests of couples who had been married for some time, the present research attempted to discover evidence of such complementariness in real life. Consistent with previous work on personality, the husband-wife correlations tended to be small but positive. Rather than supporting the complementariness theory, the results thus point somewhere between similarity and random matching in married couples.

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