Who's on top? Power in romantic relationships

  title={Who's on top? Power in romantic relationships},
  author={Diane H Felmlee},
  journal={Sex Roles},
Power balances are investigated in a sample of 413 heterosexual dating individuals (86% white, 9.7% black, 4.3% other ethnicities). Less than half the respondents perceive their relationships to be equal in the distribution of power, and men are over twice as likely as women to be viewed as the partners having more power. Imbalances are also evident in three related measures—decision-making, emotional involvement, and equity. A higher proportion of both women and men say that the male partner… 
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