Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The purpose of the current research was to investigate complementarily vs. similarity in romantic partners, as well as changes in partners' life skill levels over time. It was predicted that individuals would be more complementary to each other than similar, that they would be more likely to improve their weaknesses if they were high in Type A personality and growth, and if they perceived that their partners wanted them to improve. Surprisingly, none of these hypotheses were supported. However, improvement on life skills was positively correlated with both relationship duration and relationship satisfaction. Implications and future research possibilities are discussed.
BF1 .M63 v. 13 no. 1 2007
Davis, Rebekah L. and Goodfriend, Wind
"Complementarity in romantic relationships: constructs involved in individual and partner change,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 13:
1, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol13/iss1/8