Gender differences in romantic jealousy

Ayala M. Pines*, Ariella Friedman

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Findings of studies of gender differences in jealousy are contradictory. In the present study, conflicting literature was addressed by distinguishing 5 dimensions of jealousy: level, trigger, experience, focus, and responses. In 4 studies, 3 in the U.S. and 1 in Israel, gender differences were explored in these 5 dimensions of romantic jealousy. Although there were no gender differences in the likelihood, frequency, duration, or intensity of jealousy, there were differences in the responses to certain jealousy-producing occasions as well as in the focus, experience, and expression of jealousy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-71
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Social Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Feb 1998


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