Sex differences in jealousy: The case of Internet infidelity

  title={Sex differences in jealousy: The case of Internet infidelity},
  author={Hinke A. K. Groothof and Pieternel Dijkstra and Dick P. H. Barelds},
  journal={Journal of Social and Personal Relationships},
  pages={1119 - 1129}
Studies investigating the events that elicit men’s and women’s jealousy consistently show that men’s jealousy, more than women’s jealousy, is triggered by a mate’s sexual infidelity, and women’s jealousy, more than men’s jealousy, is triggered by a mate’s emotional infidelity. Internet infidelity poses new challenges for modern couples. Therefore, the present study investigated men’s and women’s responses to emotional and sexual infidelity over the Internet. Results from both a student sample… 
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