Demographics, Personality and Substance-Use Characteristics Associated with Forming Romantic Relationships

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dc.contributor.author Erevik, Eilin K.
dc.contributor.author Pallesen, Ståle
dc.contributor.author Andreassen, Cecilie S.
dc.contributor.author Vedaa, Øystein
dc.contributor.author Skogstad, Anders
dc.contributor.author Dhir, Amandeep
dc.contributor.author Torsheim, Torbjørn
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-26T13:50:01Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-26T13:50:01Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Erevik , E K , Pallesen , S , Andreassen , C S , Vedaa , Ø , Skogstad , A , Dhir , A & Torsheim , T 2020 , ' Demographics, Personality and Substance-Use Characteristics Associated with Forming Romantic Relationships ' , Evolutionary Psychological Science , vol. 6 , no. 1 , pp. 1-13 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s40806-019-00203-2
dc.identifier.other PURE: 126267023
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: b9be8a85-ba4d-4914-9cde-9d7dfc467531
dc.identifier.other RIS: urn:9C91C6AA39CB97DFA43086747DB87144
dc.identifier.other RIS: Erevik2019
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-6006-6058/work/75563363
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000614896000001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/315262
dc.description.abstract The current study aimed to identify demographic, personality and substance-use characteristics associated with forming romantic relationships. Data were collected by two online surveys among students in Bergen, Norway, during the autumn of 2015 (T1) and by a follow-up survey that was conducted 12 months later (T2). The current sample consists of the 2404 participants who reported being single at T1 (mean age 23.2) and who participated in both waves of the survey. Binary logistic regression analyses were conducted. Separate analyses were conducted for both sexes and for the entire sample of participants. High extroversion scores predicted relationship formation. For women, having a child/children, higher scores on neuroticism, alcohol use and illegal substance use positively predicted relationship formation, while for men, age and openness were positive predictors. The study contributes with several novel findings. In general, characteristics related to a need for support predicted romantic relationship formation among women, while characteristics associated with increased resource acquisition potential predicted relationship formation among men. The general pattern of findings is in line with established evolutionary theories such as the sexual strategies theory and the parental investment theory. en
dc.format.extent 13
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Evolutionary Psychological Science
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 515 Psychology
dc.subject 516 Educational sciences
dc.title Demographics, Personality and Substance-Use Characteristics Associated with Forming Romantic Relationships en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Research Group for Educational Psychology
dc.contributor.organization Department of Education
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1007/s40806-019-00203-2
dc.relation.issn 2198-9885
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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