Toward a Broader Conceptualization of Jealousy in Close Relationships : Two Exploratory Studies
Document Type Article
Published by Central States Communication Association in Communication Studies, Volume 55 Issue 1, pages 14-28.
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The study of jealousy is typically restricted to the examination of a third-party threat to one's romantic relationship. In contrast to this rather narrow view, two studies were undertaken to examine the possibility (a) that individuals experience jealousy over a variety of issues, and (b) that jealousy- of any type-occurs and is expressed in non-romantic relationships such as cross-sex friendship. The goal of Study I was to assess the realism of hypothetical situations representing six different types of jealousy suggested within the literature. ...