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Título: Does personality moderate the link between women’s testosterone and relationship status? The role of extraversion and sensation seeking
Autor: Costa, Rui Miguel
Correia, Mónica
Oliveira, Rui Filipe
Palavras-chave: Parental care
Relationship status
Sensation seeking
Human mating
Data: 2015
Editora: Elsevier
Citação: Personality and Individual Differences, 76, 141-146
Resumo: Research shows that testosterone (T) is lower among partnered women, but not for women with a more unrestricted sociosexuality. There are fundamental personality traits, which are indices of mating effort and might moderate the association between T and relationship status. Two such traits are extraversion (E) and sensation seeking (SS). The present study tests if E and SS moderate the association of women’s T with relationship status and parental care. Seventy-three Portuguese women completed a short form of the NEO-FFI and the Sensation Seeking Scale (SSS-V). Salivary T was assayed using luminescence immunoassays. Being involved in a committed relationship was related to lower T for the total sample, and for the subgroups low in E and SS, but not for the subgroups high in E and SS. Parental care was related to lower T in the subgroup low in E, and marginally in the subgroup low in SS. In multivariate analyses, only relationship status predicted T in the total sample and in the subgroups low in E and SS. The results were not confounded by age and oral contraception. These results provide support for lower T being important for monogamous pair bonding rather than for being partnered per se.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.12/3396
DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2014.12.003
ISSN: 0191-8869
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