Mate retention in marriage: Further evidence of the reliability of the Mate Retention Inventory

  title={Mate retention in marriage: Further evidence of the reliability of the Mate Retention Inventory},
  author={T. Shackelford and Aaron T Goetz and D. Buss},
  journal={Personality and Individual Differences},
  • T. Shackelford, Aaron T Goetz, D. Buss
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • The Mate Retention Inventory (MRI) assesses the performance of behaviors that function to maintain and retain a romantic partners exclusive involvement with the individual. We first review existing evidence for the psychometric utility of the MRI. We then examine in the current study agreement between selfreports and partner-reports of mate retention behaviors using data from married couples. Both members of 107 couples completed the MRI for their own and their spouses use of mate retention… CONTINUE READING
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