NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY, LOVE STYLES AND LOVE SATISFACTION AS PREDICTORS TO INFIDELITY

Muhamad Ariff Ibrahim, Mohd Ahsani A. Malek, Normahwati Mohamad, Suzana Mohd Hoesni, Shahrazad Wan Sulaiman

Abstract


Love without loyalty cannot prove the purity of love, while loyalty without love, on the other hand, does not give happiness nor love pleasure itself to someone. Infidelity affects the overall functionality and stability within a relationship. For individuals who are married, infidelity is among the factors of divorce. This study focused on the predictor factors on infidelity according to narcissistic personality, love styles and love satisfaction. A number of 160 students Malay Muslims from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia took part in this research was selected using purposive sampling method. Inferential statistics were applied to analyze the data which was collected. Results showed that there was a significant correlation between narcissistic personality and Ludus love style with infidelity. Conversely, results showed that love satisfaction was not significantly correlated with infidelity. Findings also indicated that narcissistic personality was a significant predictor to infidelity however, Ludus love style and love satisfaction was not a significant predictor to infidelity. Besides that infidelity associated with a long-distance relationship, relationship problems such as lack of communication between spouses, dissatisfaction in relationship and responsibility problem.

 


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