College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Arts in General Psychology (MAGP)
Dr. Christopher Leone
Dr. Dan Richard
Dr. Michael Toglia
Dr. Barbara A. Hetrick
Several theories have been posited regarding the role of jealousy on romantic relationships. However, they differ in terms of predictions which when confirmed has resulted in conflicting results. One way to sort out mixed results is to conduct a meta-analysis. Thus, the current investigations conformed to a meta-analysis of studies wherein the association between jealousy and relationship quality had been examined. In the present investigation jealousy had a negative relationship with relationship quality. Type of jealousy experienced moderated the effect on relationships, with anxious jealousy having a stronger negative relationship. Future directions for research in the field of jealousy and relationships are addressed.
Newberry, Melissa Ann, "The Positive and Negative Effects of Jealousy on Relationship Quality: A Meta-Analysis" (2010). UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 380.