Date of Award

Summer 2007

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor

de St. Aubin, Ed.

Second Advisor

Franzoi, Stephen

Third Advisor

Seal, David


The purpose of this study is to build upon previous research investigating people's satisfaction with romantic and sexual relationships. Currently, a useful way to examine sex, gender-mode, sexual orientation, and romantic relationship and sexual satisfaction is to incorporate the qualitative methods of grounded theory with dyad statistics. Past research in this area has consistently supplied participants with qualities to rate and consider when asking about satisfaction and partner characteristics (for example, Buss, 1989a, Regan & Sprecher, 1995). Participants rate these values, and statistical methods reveal that when given values, men rate some higher than women and vice versa...



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