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Within the context of gender studies, multiple conceptions, scientific and political orientations are observed (Narvaz & Koller, 2006).In a general way the scientific perspectives on gender attribute psychosocial explanations about the behavior of men directed to attitudes linked to work, strength and individuality, whereas women are directed towards family and care (Spence & Helmreich, 1972; Whatley, 2008).
Para las mujeres, las variables pasión, intimidad y compromiso son predictores significativos, mientras que para los hombres, compromiso no es una variable significativa. 9(1), doi:10.5964/ijpr.v9i1.157 Received: 2014-04-07. The psychological triad of feeling, acting and thinking is a study object of the most diverse theories; within the research field of romantic relationships, to identify differences and similarities between men and women in vertexes of that triad makes it possible to understand sociocultural and evolutionary elements of the dynamics of romantic relationships in the human species.Amongst the most relevant predictors of relationship satisfaction, good communication strategies can be mentioned (Overall, Fletcher, Simpson, & Sibley, 2009).Couples with effective communication benefit directly in terms of the maintenance of relationship quality, just as couples with ineffective strategies face a loss in quality and therefore have a perception of higher costs, less success in the relationship and more conflict (Christensen & Shenk, 1991).The popular saying “men are from Mars and women are from Venus” enables to understand the popular imaginary relative to the differences between men and women in romantic relationships.According to Sprecher and Toro-Morn (2002) such differences tend to be exaggerated and misunderstood, but some studies found sex differences about attitudes and beliefs on love.Pragma and Storge, according to the same study, are love styles linked to commitment strategies.Robert Sternberg’s triangular love conception (1986, 1989, 1997, 1998) is one of the most relevant theoretical models within the sphere of romantic relationships phenomena, according to Masuda’s (2003) review; and Hatfield, Bensman, and Rapson (2012).According to De Andrade and Garcia (2012), the construct can be accessed through one-dimensional models (general quality) but also through multidimensional perspectives (specific variables).Specific aspects of romantic relationships such as, for example, communication, commitment, love, intimacy and commitment can contribute with relative influence in assessment of the relationship quality.Specifically in the context of romantic relationships, studies based on Lee’s attitudes model (Hendrick & Hendrick, 1986) signaled that men were more sexually permissive than women and had higher scores in the ludus love style (cognitive style of game-playing love) and women scored more in storge (cognitive style of friendship love) (De Andrade & Garcia, 2014; Hendrick & Hendrick, 1995).In face of historic, biological and psychosocial differences that men and women tackle, and stressing the changes that emerged with the increase of female workforce, new gender equity roles in many Western countries and new family configurations, this study aims at investigating the relationship between romantic relationship satisfaction and love components in Sternberg’s (1986) model among Brazilian men and women.