How do relationship desire and sociability relate to each other among singles? Longitudinal analysis of the Pairfam survey

  title={How do relationship desire and sociability relate to each other among singles? Longitudinal analysis of the Pairfam survey},
  author={Elyakim Kislev},
  journal={Journal of Social and Personal Relationships},
  pages={2634 - 2650}
  • Elyakim Kislev
  • Published 24 June 2020
  • Business
  • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
This study examines the effect of relationship desire on singles’ social lives and vice versa. Based on the German-based Panel Analysis of Intimate Relationships and Family Dynamics study, never-married singles and divorced singles were analyzed. Cross-sectional results showed a correlation between the extent to which singles desire relationship and both the relative importance of friendships and overall social satisfaction. Further analysis, using longitudinal methods, showed that the move to… 

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