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Title: Influence of Self-Perception of Alcohol Use on Differential Relationship Maintenance Among Married Persons
Contributor(s): Ottu, Iboro F A (author); Osinowo, Helen O (author); Aguiyi, Annasthesia O (author); Taiwo, Kayode O (author); Akinlabi, Michael O  (author)orcid ; Ineme, Mfon E (author)
Publication Date: 2012
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Abstract: Throughout evolutionary history, the maintenance of long-term mating relationships has played an important role in human reproductive processes (Maner, Rouby & Gonzaga, 2008). Maintaining commitment to a current long-term partner has a lot of benefits (Gonzaga, Keltner, Londabl & Smith, 2001). For example, compared to the offspring of many other mammals, human offspring have benefited from high levels of investment from both parents (Daly & Wilson, 1983) which usually requires some degree of long-term relationship investment and commitment. Also, children living with two biological parents continue to be healthier compared to children growing up in other family arrangements and when they reach adulthood, surveys show that they will have better physical health and a longer lifespan (Wood, Goesling & Avellar, 2007). Successfully maintaining relationships has also been linked to several positive outcomes including relational satisfaction and longevity (Guerrero, Eloy, and Wabnik, 1993). Moreover, staying committed to a long-term mating relationship can provide benefits through engagement in continued social alliances associated with the relationship (e.g. the presence of extended family and automatic interaction with social groups of one’s spouse) (Maner, et. al., 2008).
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: Ninth Biennial International Conference on Alcohol, Drugs and Society in Africa, Abuja, Nigeria, 11-12 August, 2010
Source of Publication: Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDs in Africa: Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial International Conference on Alcohol, Drugs and Society in Africa, p. 117-132
Publisher: Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse
Place of Publication: Uyo, Nigeria
Field of Research (FOR): 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
160201 Causes and Prevention of Crime
170113 Social and Community Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
940408 Rehabilitation and Correctional Services
940402 Crime Prevention
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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