A cross-cultural comparison of expectations in romantic relationships: India and the United States
This research investigated romantic expectations in a cross-cultural comparison of India and the United States (US). The study was grounded in expectancy violations theory (EVT), which argues that expectancies are a universal phenomenon whose content is influenced by communicator, relational, and contextual factors. The expectations of romantic partners in the two countries were assessed in conjunction with relational models, sex, and gender roles in a cross-sectional study (N = 366). Results indicated that romantic partners from the two countries placed different importance on specific expectations. Furthermore, expectations were successfully predicted by one’s culture, relational models, sex, and gender roles.
expectancy violations theory, Expectations, relational models, romantic partners’ expectations
Cionea, Ioana A., Bobbi J. Van Gilder, Carrisa S. Hoelscher, and Deepa Anagondahalli. "A cross-cultural comparison of expectations in romantic relationships: India and the United States." Journal of International and Intercultural Communication 12, no. 4 (2019): 289-307.
Journal of International and Intercultural Communication