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David K. B. Nias
Vol. 52, No. 4 (AUTUMN 1977), pp. 206-211
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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.
Social Science © 1977 Pi Gamma Mu, International Honor Society in Social Sciences