THE PARTNERS' WORLDVIEWS AND PERCEPTION OF LOVE
The question of relations between the partners' worldviews (traditional, modern, and postmodern) and their perception of marital relationship and love was studied in a sample of 90 men and 90 women. A worldview was defined as a cognitive meta-structure, which includes epistemological and axiological assertions and measured by the questionnaire constructed by Borowiak (2003). It was predicted and found that acceptance of traditional and modern worldviews was related to the high intimacy and high commitment in the relationship. Acceptance of postmodern worldview was found to be related to the low commitment, but not to the low intimacy. Moreover, the findings pointed to the conclusion that partners' worldviews shaped not only the perception but also the dynamics of marital relationship. Among traditionalists a level of commitment seemed to be high from the very beginning of their marriage, and did not change with time. Among modernists and postmodernists, the commitment was growing with time, as predicted by the triangular theory of love.
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