Who Can Be Friends? Characteristics Of Those Who Remain Friends After Dissolution Of A Romantic Relationship?

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Zwahr-Castro, J., & Dicke-Bohmann, A. K. (2014). Who can be friends? Characteristics of those who remain friends after dissolution of a romantic relationship. Individual Differences Research, 12(4-A), 142-152.
In this article, the author used an optimal size of 522 college students that included the friends and family of the same college students. This study seeks the participation in a self-assessment study on whether or not a former couple remained friends after a dissolution of a romantic relationship. The breakdown consists of the following:
• 179 males
• 345 females
• 32.2% Caucasians
• 55.4% Latinos
• 6.1% African Americans
• 3.4% Asians
• .4% Middle Eastern
The hypothesis is that the people who were participating in this research with higher scores on each of the Big Five (extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability, and opened to experience) were expected to report greater use of adaptive conflict styles (integrating, avoiding, dominating, obliging, and compromising). The outcome resulted in a positive correlation between the conflict styles and the traits of the Big Five. A Type I error would be that the partners participating in this study may have perceived an entirely different experience of the same relationship at the time this study was taken place. This would have affected the ending resulting with falsified numbers. A Type II error that occurred in this study was the addition to the results that there was no distinguish between the…

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