Kto rządzi we współczesnych bliskich związkach? Ocena decyzyjności partnerów w różnych sferach wspólnego życia
Rocznik: 2015 Tom: 21 Numer: 1
This work raises the question of dominance and interpersonal submission in close relationships. Two similar studies were conducted in which a proprietary questionnaire was used measuring decision-making in various spheres of living together with a partner. The second study was additionally supplemented by possible moderators and mediators of these dependencies, such as: age, relationship satisfaction and length of the relationship. The results have shown that men and women differed in their perceptions and preferences regarding the dominant behavior of their partners. Women claimed that in their current relationship there is full equality in decision-making, while men believed that they dominated in their relationship. In the fi rst study, women wanted to have a dominant partner in an ideal and steady relationship, while a submissive partner in an ideal, yet short-lived relationship. In the second study, women awaited submission of a partner in both a short-lived and steady relationship. Men, as confi rmed by the results of the fi rst and second study, wanted to dominate in both ideal, steady and short-lived relationships. These studies are the fi rst in Poland to address the problem of collective decision-making. They are to show what Polish contemporary couples think of power in their relationships. These analysis partially confi rmed the results of western researchers, but also in a novel way showed the changing trends.