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Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater? Serial Infidelity Across Subsequent Relationships

Overview of attention for article published in Archives of Sexual Behavior, August 2017
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124 tweeters
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Title
Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater? Serial Infidelity Across Subsequent Relationships
Published in
Archives of Sexual Behavior, August 2017
DOI 10.1007/s10508-017-1018-1
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Authors

Kayla Knopp, Shelby Scott, Lane Ritchie, Galena K. Rhoades, Howard J. Markman, Scott M. Stanley

Abstract

Although there is a large body of research addressing predictors of relationship infidelity, no study to our knowledge has specifically addressed infidelity in a previous relationship as a risk factor for infidelity in a subsequent relationship. The current study addressed risk for serial infidelity by following adult participants (N = 484) longitudinally through two mixed-gender romantic relationships. Participants reported their own extra-dyadic sexual involvement (ESI) (i.e., having sexual relations with someone other than their partner) as well as both known and suspected ESI on the part of their partners in each romantic relationship. Findings from logistic regressions showed that those who reported engaging in ESI in the first relationship were three times more likely to report engaging in ESI in their next relationship compared to those who did not report engaging in ESI in the first relationship. Similarly, compared to those who reported that their first-relationship partners did not engage in ESI, those who knew that their partners in the first relationships had engaged in ESI were twice as likely to report the same behavior from their next relationship partners. Those who suspected their first-relationship partners of ESI were four times more likely to report suspicion of partner ESI again in their next relationships. These findings controlled for demographic risk factors for infidelity and held regardless of respondent gender or marital status. Thus, prior infidelity emerged as an important risk factor for infidelity in next relationships. Implications for novel intervention targets for prevention of serial relationship infidelity are discussed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 30 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 27%
Student > Bachelor 5 17%
Student > Master 5 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 13%
Researcher 2 7%
Other 6 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 14 47%
Social Sciences 6 20%
Unspecified 2 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 3%
Other 5 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 410. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 July 2019.
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#23,854
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#14
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#1,266
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Outputs of similar age from Archives of Sexual Behavior
#1
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