Relationships with Siblings III

Instructions:   You will be unable to use the ‘Back’ button to change your answers once you have clicked ‘Submit.’ Please answer the following questions honestly. None of the information recorded will be used to identify you, so your responses will be confidential. Although we would appreciate your thoughtful response to every question, you are free to not answer any question in the survey for any reason, and you may withdraw from the study at any time without penalty. At the end of the survey, there will be a confirmation page. If you are a psychology student and can receive extra credit for your participation in this study, print the final confirmation page, print your name on the sheet, and return it to the instructor.

Section A
 

1.         What is your sex?       Male       Female   (Please select one)

2.         What is your age?      years old

3.         Please click the category that best describes the socioeconomic status in which you were raised.

 
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  Lower Lower Middle Middle Middle Upper Middle Upper

4.         How many children did your biological parents have together?     children

5.         What is your birth rank among your full siblings? (1 is the oldest, 2 is the second oldest, etc.)  

6.         What is your sexual preference? (Please select the appropriate answer)

             

7.         Which of the following best describes your current involvement in romantic relationships? (Click all that apply):      

            Married                         Engaged

            Separated                      In a committed relationship

            Divorced                       Dating multiple persons

            Widowed                      Not currently dating or romantically involved with anyone

8.         If you are currently involved in a committed, romantic relationship, what is your partner’s age?     years old

9.         How many children do you have? (If you do not have any children, please select ‘0’)     children

10.        If you do have children, how old were you when you had your first child   years old

11.        Instructions: Please provide descriptive information on your siblings using the menus provided below (including full siblings, half siblings, and stepsiblings). For each sibling, please indicate on the line next to either “Male” or “Female” each of your sibling’s sexes. Please indicate his or her age in the next column starting with your oldest sibling and continuing to your youngest sibling. Click on the box indicating that sibling’s sexual preference under the column labeled “Sexual preference”. On the last column labeled “Relationship to you,” please indicate whether this sibling is a full sibling, half sibling, or a stepsibling. A full sibling is a sibling who has the same biological parents as you. A half sibling is a sibling who shares one biological parent with you. A stepsibling is a sibling who does not share the same biological parents as you but is a sibling through one of your parents’ remarriages.

    Sibling's Sex

Sibling's Age

Sexual Preference

Relationship to you
           
  1st sibling
 
  2nd sibling
 
  3rd sibling
 
  4th sibling
 
  5th sibling
 
  6th sibling
 
  7th sibling
 
  8th sibling
 


Section B—Partner

Instructions: Please complete the following 17 questions imagining the person with whom you are currently involved in a committed, serious, romantic relationship. If you currently do not have a partner, please complete the questions of this section imagining a partner that you have had in the past or that you would like to have in the future.

1.        Imagine that your partner both formed an emotional attachment to another person and had sexual intercourse with that other person. 

           (a)   How upset would you be about your partner having sexual intercourse with that other person? Select one number.

 
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  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

          (b)   How upset would you be about your partner being emotionally involved with that other person? Select one number.

 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

        (c)  If your partner formed an emotional attachment to another person and had sexual intercourse with that  person, would you break up with your partner? Select one number.

 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Definitely Not Probably Not Maybe Yes Probably Yes Definitely Yes

2.          Imagine that your partner both formed an emotional attachment to that other person and had sexual intercourse with that other person.  Which aspect of your partner’s involvement would upset you more: (Select only one letter)

              (A)   the sexual intercourse with that other person        

              (B)   the emotional involvement with that other person

3.    (a)  How upset would you be if you discovered that your partner had sexual intercourse with another person, but  you were certain that they would not form a deep emotional attachment to that other person? Select one number.

 
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  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

        (b) If your partner had sexual intercourse with another person, but they did not form an emotional attachment to  that other person, would you break up with your partner? Select one number.

 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Definitely Not Probably Not Maybe Yes Probably Yes Definitely Yes

4.    (a)  How upset would you be if you discovered that your partner formed a deep emotional attachment to another person, but you were certain that they did not have sexual intercourse with that other person? Select one number.

 
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  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

        (b) If your partner formed a deep emotional attachment to another person, but did not have sexual intercourse  with that other person, would you break up with your partner? Select one number.

 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Definitely Not Probably Not Maybe Yes Probably Yes Definitely Yes

5.       Which would upset or distress you more? (Select only one letter)

            (A)  Imagining your partner having sexual intercourse with that person, but you are certain that they will not form a deep emotional attachment. 

            (B)  Imagining your partner forming a deep emotional attachment to that person, but you are certain that they will not have sexual intercourse.    

6.      (a) How upset would be if you discovered that your partner had enjoyed passionate sexual intercourse with another person? Select one number.
 
 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

(b) If your partner had enjoyed passionate sexual intercourse with another person, would you break up with your  partner? Select one number.

 
 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Definitely Not Probably Not Maybe Yes Probably Yes Definitely Yes

7.      (a) How upset would you be if you discovered that your partner formed a deep emotional attachment to another person? Select one number.
 
 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

(b) If your partner formed a deep emotional attachment to another person, would you break up with your partner? Select one number.

 
 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Definitely Not Probably Not Maybe Yes Probably Yes Definitely Yes


8.         Which would upset or distress you more? (Select only one letter)

                (A)  Imagining your partner enjoying passionate sexual intercourse with that other person.

                (B) Imagining your partner forming a deep emotional attachment to that other person.

9.    (a)  How upset would you be if you discovered that your partner had sexual intercourse for just one night with another person, with no chance of further involvement? Select one number.

 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

       (b)  If your partner had sexual intercourse for just one night with another person, with no chance of further  involvement, would you break up with your partner? Select one number.

 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Definitely Not Probably Not Maybe Yes Probably Yes Definitely Yes

10.  (a)  How upset would you be if you discovered that your partner became emotionally involved with another person, with no chance of any sexual involvement? Select one number.
 
 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

      (b)   If your partner became emotionally involved with another person, with no chance of any sexual involvement,  would you break up with your partner? Select one number.
 
 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Definitely Not Probably Not Maybe Yes Probably Yes Definitely Yes

11.         Which would upset or distress you more? (Select only one letter)

                (A)  Imagining your partner having sexual intercourse for just one night with another person, with no chance of further involvement.

                (B)  Imagining your partner becoming emotionally involved with another person, with no chance of any sexual involvement.

12.   (a)  How upset would you be if you discovered that your partner tried different sexual positions with another person? Select one number.
 
 
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  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

        (b)  If your partner tried different sexual positions with another person, would you break up with your partner? Select one number.
 
 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Definitely Not Probably Not Maybe Yes Probably Yes Definitely Yes

13.   (a)  How upset would you be if you discovered that your partner fell in love with another person? Select one number.  
 
 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

        (b)  If your partner fell in love with another person, would you break up with your partner? Select one number.
 
 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Definitely Not Probably Not Maybe Yes Probably Yes Definitely Yes

 

14.        Which would upset or distress you more? (Select only one letter)

                (A)   Imagining your partner trying different sexual positions with that other person.

                (B)  Imagining your partner falling in love with that other person. 

15.  (a)  How upset would you be if you discovered that your partner was still sexually interested in a former lover, but was no longer in love with this   person? Select one number.

 
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  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

      (b)  If your partner was still sexually interested in a former lover, but was no longer in love with this person, would you break up with your partner? Select one number.
 
 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Definitely Not Probably Not Maybe Yes Probably Yes Definitely Yes

16.   (a)  How upset would you be if you discovered that your partner was still emotionally involved with a former lover, but was no longer sexually interested in this person? Select one number.
 
 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

        (b)  If your partner was still emotionally involved with a former lover, but was no longer sexually interested in this person, would you break up with your partner? Select one number. 

 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Definitely Not Probably Not Maybe Yes Probably Yes Definitely Yes

17.        Which would upset or distress you more? (Select only one letter) 

                (A)   Imagining that your partner is still sexually interested in a former lover, but is no longer in love with this person.

               (B)   Imagining that your partner is still emotionally involved with a former lover, but is no longer sexually interested in this person.

Section C—Sister  

Instructions : Please complete the following 17 questions imagining the person with whom your sister is currently involved in a committed, serious, romantic relationship. If your sister currently does not have a partner, please complete the questions of this section imagining a partner that your sister has had in the past or that she would like to have in the future. If you do not have a sister please complete this section imagining a hypothetical sister that you might have. If you have more than one sister please complete the questions of this section imagining only one of your sisters.

1.        Imagine that your sister both formed an emotional attachment to a person other than her long-term partner and had sexual intercourse with that other person. 

          (a)  How upset would you be about your sister having sexual intercourse with that other person? Select one number.
 
 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

         (b)
 How upset would you be about your sister being emotionally involved with that other person? Select one number.
 
 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

2.          Imagine that your sister both formed an emotional attachment to that other person and had sexual intercourse with that other person.  Which aspect of your sister’s involvement would upset you more:   (Select only one letter)

               (A)   the sexual intercourse with that other person

 
             (B)   the emotional involvement with that other person

3.          How upset would you be if you discovered that your sister had sexual intercourse with a person other than her long-term partner, but you were certain that they would not form a deep emotional attachment to that other person? Select one number.

 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

4.          How upset would you be if you discovered that your sister formed a deep emotional attachment to a person other than her long-term partner, but you were certain that they did not have sexual intercourse with that other person? Select one number.

 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

5.          Which would upset or distress you more? (Select only one letter)

                (A)  Imagining your sister having sexual intercourse with that person, but you are certain that they will not form a deep emotional attachment.

                (B)   Imagining your sister forming a deep emotional attachment to that person, but you are certain that they will not have sexual intercourse. 

6.          How upset would be if you discovered that your sister had enjoyed passionate sexual intercourse with a person other than her long-term partner? Select one number.

 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

7.          How upset would you be if you discovered that your sister formed a deep emotional attachment to a person other than her long-term partner? Select one number.

 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

8.         Which would upset or distress you more? (Select only one letter) 

              (A)   Imagining your sister enjoying passionate sexual intercourse with that other person.

              (B)   Imagining your sister forming a deep emotional attachment to that other person. 

9.          How upset would you be if you discovered that your sister had sexual intercourse for just one night with a person other than her long-term partner, with no chance of further involvement? Select one number.

 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

10.        How upset would you be if you discovered that your sister became emotionally involved with a person other than her long-term partner, with no chance of any sexual involvement? Select one number.

 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

11.       Which would upset or distress you more? (Select only one letter)

                (A)   Imagining your sister having sexual intercourse for just one night with that other person, with no chance of further involvement.

                (B)   Imagining your sister becoming emotionally involved with that other person, with no chance of any sexual involvement.

12.        How upset would you be if you discovered that your sister tried different sexual positions with a person other than her long-term partner? Select one number.

 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

13.        How upset would you be if you discovered that your sister fell in love with a person other than her long-term partner? Select one number. 

 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

14.       Which would upset or distress you more? (Select only one letter)

                (A)     Imagining your sister trying different sexual positions with that other person.

                (B)   Imagining your sister falling in love with that other person. 

15.       How upset would you be if you discovered that your sister was still sexually interested in a former lover, but was no longer in love with this person? Select one number.

 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

16.        How upset would you be if you discovered that your sister was still emotionally involved with a former lover, but was no longer sexually interested in this person? Select one number.

 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

17.       Which would upset or distress you more? (Select only one letter)

                (A)  Imagining that your sister is still sexually interested in a former lover, but is no longer in love with this person.

                (B)  Imagining that your sister is still emotionally involved with a former lover, but is no longer sexually interested in this person.

Section D—Sister

Instructions: Please answer the questions of this section thinking of the sister that you had in mind while you answered questions from Section C. If you answered questions from Section C imagining a hypothetical sister please answer Question 1 in this section and then skip to Section E.

1.           Did you complete Section C about a sister’s infidelities imagining a hypothetical sister? (Select only one)       Yes            No 

2.          What is the age of the sister that you responded to in Section C? (The age you list on the line provided should be the same as one of the sisters you listed on the previous page of the survey unless there were not enough spaces to nominate this sibling)   years old

3.          What is this sister’s sexual preference? (Please select the appropriate answer)      

4.          What is this sister’s relationship to you? (Please select the appropriate answer)        

5.          Which of the following best describes this sister’s current involvement in romantic relationships? (Select all that apply):

             Married                        Engaged

             Separated                      In a committed relationship

             Divorced                       Dating multiple persons

             Widowed                      Not currently dating or romantically involved with anyone

6.          How many children does this sister have? (Put a ‘0’ on the line provided if this sister does not have any children)  children

7.          If this sister does have children, how old was this sister when she had her first child?   years old
Please use the scale provided below to answer Questions 8 and 9. Please indicate one number in the space provided to the left of each question.

  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Close             Extremely Close
 

8.           How emotionally close are you to your sister?

9.           How emotionally close are you to your sister’s partner? (If this sister does not have a partner, please click “Submit” to skip to Section E on the next page)

Section E—Brother

 Instructions: Please complete the following 17 questions imagining the person with whom your brother is currently involved in a committed, serious, romantic relationship. If your brother currently does not have a partner, please complete the questions of this section imagining a partner that your brother has had in the past or that he would like to have in the future. If you do not have a brother please complete this section imagining a hypothetical brother that you might have. If you have more than one brother please complete the questions of this section imagining only one of your brothers.  Imagine that your brother both formed an emotional attachment to a person other than his long-term partner and had sexual intercourse with that other person. 

1.    (a) How upset would you be about your brother having sexual intercourse with that other person? Select one number.

 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

         (b)  How upset would you be about your brother being emotionally involved with that other person? Select one number.
 
 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

2.          Imagine that your brother both formed an emotional attachment to that other person and had sexual intercourse with that other person.  Which aspect of your brother’s involvement would upset you more:   (Select only one letter)
   (A)
  the sexual intercourse with that other person
   (B)  the emotional involvement with that other person

3.          How upset would you be if you discovered that your brother had sexual intercourse with a person other than his long-term partner, but you were certain that they would not form a deep emotional attachment to that other person? Select one number.

 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

4.          How upset would you be if you discovered that your brother formed a deep emotional attachment to a person other than his long-term partner, but you were certain that they did not have sexual intercourse with that other person? Select one number.

 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

5.         Which would upset or distress you more? (Select only one letter)

                (A)   Imagining your brother having sexual intercourse with that person, but you are certain that they will not form a deep emotional attachment.

                (B)  Imagining your brother forming a deep emotional attachment to that person, but you are certain that they will not have sexual intercourse. 

6.         How upset would you be if you discovered that your brother had enjoyed passionate sexual intercourse with a person other than his long-term partner? Select one number.

 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

7.         How upset would you be if you discovered that your brother formed a deep emotional attachment to a person other than his long-term partner? Select one number.

 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

8.        Which would upset or distress you more? (Select only one letter) 

             (A)  Imagining your brother enjoying passionate sexual intercourse with that other person.

             (B)  Imagining your brother forming a deep emotional attachment to that other person. 

9.          How upset would you be if you discovered that your brother had sexual intercourse for just one night with a person other than his long-term partner, with no chance of further involvement? Select one number.

 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

10.        How upset would you be if you discovered that your brother became emotionally involved with a person other than his long-term partner, with no chance of any sexual involvement? Select one number. 

 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

11.        Which would upset or distress you more? (Select only one letter)

                (A)   Imagining your brother having sexual intercourse for just one night with that other person, with no chance of further involvement.

                (B)   Imagining your brother becoming emotionally involved with that other person, with no chance of any sexual involvement.

12.        How upset would you be if you discovered that your brother tried different sexual positions with a person other than her long-term partner? Select one number.

 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upse

13.         How upset would you be if you discovered that your brother fell in love with a person other than her long-term partner? Select one number. 

 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset


14.       Which would upset or distress you more? (Select only one letter)

                (A)     Imagining your brother trying different sexual positions with that other person.

                (B)   Imagining your brother falling in love with that other person. 

15.        How upset would you be if you discovered that your brother was still sexually interested in a former lover, but was no longer in love with this person? Select one number.

 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

16.        How upset would you be if you discovered that your brother was still emotionally involved with a former lover, but was no longer sexually interested in this person? Select one number.

 
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Upset    Moderately Upset Very Upset Extremely Upset Unbearably Upset

17.        Which would upset or distress you more? (Select only one letter)

                (A)  Imagining that your brother is still sexually interested in a former lover, but is no longer in love with this person.

                (B)  Imagining that your brother is still emotionally involved with a former lover, but is no longer sexually interested in this person.

Section F—Brother

 Instructions: Please answer the questions of this section thinking of the brother that you had in mind while you answered questions from Section E on the previous page. If you answered questions from Section E imagining a hypothetical brother please answer Question 1 in this section and then scroll down and press the submit button below.

1.          Did you complete Section E about a brother’s infidelities imagining a hypothetical brother? (Select only one)  

                Yes                 No 

2.          What is the age of the brother that you responded to in Section E? (The age you list on the line provided should be the same as one of the brothers you listed in Section A of the survey unless there were not enough spaces to nominate this sibling   years old

3.          What is this brother’s sexual preference? (Please select the appropriate answer)

             

4.        What is this brother’s relationship to you? (Please select the appropriate answer)

               

5.        Which of the following best describes this brother’s current involvement in romantic relationships? (Select all that apply):

             Married                        Engaged

            Separated                     In a committed relationship

            Divorced                       Dating multiple persons

            Widowed                      Not currently dating or romantically involved with anyone

6.        How many children does this brother have? (Put a ‘0’ on the line provided if this brother does not have any children)  children

7.        If this brother does have children, how old was this brother when she had her first child? years old

             Please use the scale provided below to answer Questions 8 and 9. Please indicate one number in the space provided to the left of each question.

  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Not at all Close             Extremely Close

8.            How emotionally close are you to your brother?

9.            How emotionally close are you to your brother’s partner? (If this brother does not have a partner, please skip this question.)