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Comparison Levels

  • By: Gian C. Gonzaga
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Comparison levels are an individual's expectations for the quality of a close relationship and the alternatives they have to that relationship. The comparison level (CL) is the standard that an individual uses to determine how satisfied he or ...

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