Arousal, personality, and assortative mating in marriage: generalizability and cross-cultural factors.

@article{Farley1978ArousalPA,
  title={Arousal, personality, and assortative mating in marriage: generalizability and cross-cultural factors.},
  author={F H Farley and Christopher B. Mueller},
  journal={Journal of sex & marital therapy},
  year={1978},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={50-3}
}
The significant assortative mating for the sensation-seeking motive in (married) American students reported by Farley and Davis was significantly cross validated on American (N = 160) and German (N = 160) samples randomly selected from two comparable cities in the Federal German Republic and the United States. A control condition of age-matched unmarried pairs was included. Spouses were found to have 19% and 29% of sensation-seeking variance in common in the American and German samples… CONTINUE READING