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The primary aim in this dissertation was to propose the Jealousy-Basic Need Satisfaction Model derived from Self-Determination Theory (SDT), claiming jealousy thwarts basic need satisfaction, which in turn results with lower individual and relationship well-being. The model was tested across six studies with cross-sectional, longitudinal, and experimental designs. Studies 1 and 2 provide correlational evidence. Study 3 provide longitudinal evidence that males reported lower basic need satisfaction, and in turn lower individual and relationship well-being on the day after they reported more jealousy. Studies 4 and 5 provided experimental evidence, as after recalling a jealousy experience, individuals reported lower basic need satisfaction, individual and relationship well-being. Finally, in Study 6, jealousy was evoked using an offline ball-tossing game, Cyberball, and participants in jealousy condition reported lower relatedness satisfaction, and relationship well-being. Overall, findings demonstrated consistent associations among jealousy, basic need satisfaction and well-being, and supported the proposed model.


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Citation Formats
B. Aykutoğlu, “Jealousy, basic need satisfaction and well-being in romantic relationships,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2021.