As researchers continue to be hesitant with the new fourth component of the Dark Tetrad, everyday sadism, Paulhus and his colleagues (Furnham, Richards, Paulhus, 2013) stated that it requires a more thorough investigation. One way of expanding the research is looking more in-depth at behavioral interactions with significant others and how it affects relationship satisfaction. Conflicts and arguments within a relationship have been shown to hinder one’s relationship satisfaction. However, would someone who is considered sadistic enjoy having conflicts with their significant other? From this study, it was found that sadism has a negative effect on sadistic individuals’ perceived relationship satisfaction. Furthermore, couples’ conflicts within their significant relationship has a partial effect on how they perceived their relationship as well. Overall, the current study adds new information to existing research by defining how everyday sadist’s behaviors effect their relationship satisfaction with their partner.
|Commitee:||Pomerantz, Andrew, Segrist, Dan|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||MAI 57/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Conflicts, Dark Tetrad, Everyday sadism, Relationship satisfaction|
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