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Foggy Faithfulness: Relationship Quality, Religiosity, And The Perceptions Of Dating Infidelity Scale In An Adult Sample

Brent A. Mattingly, Karen Wilson, Eddie M. Clark, Amanda W. Bequette, Daniel J. Weidler

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The goals of the current study were to (a) replicate the factor structure of the Perceptions of Dating Infidelity Scale (PDIS) with a sample of older adults, (b) examine whether religiosity and relational variables (e.g., satisfaction, commitment) were correlates of perceptions of infidelity, and (c) examine unique predictors of ratings of infidelity. As expected, three factors emerged from the PDIS: Ambiguous, Deceptive, and Explicit Behaviors. Satisfaction, quality of alternatives, and religiosity were correlated with ratings on the Ambiguous Behaviors factor. Furthermore, ratings on the Ambiguous Behaviors factor were uniquely predicted by satisfaction and religiosity.