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2001

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An Exploratory Investigation Of Jealousy In The Family, Krystyna S. Aune, Jamie Comstock Jan 2001

An Exploratory Investigation Of Jealousy In The Family, Krystyna S. Aune, Jamie Comstock

Jayne Marie Comstock

A self-report instrument assessed an incident in which respondents experienced a threat to their relationship with a family member. The nature of the relationship with the family member was explored along with the experience, the emotional responses and coping behaviors, the degree of expression, perceived appropriateness, and the effects on the relationship. Results show that 52% of respondents experienced a jealousy incident in the family. Almost 50% of the incidents involved the respondent's sibling (approximately 30% sisters, 20% brothers), and more than 20% involved the respondent's mother. The perceived appropriateness of, and degree of jealousy experience were significantly ...