Impact of Sexual Jealousy on Partner Infidelity among University Students: Gender as Moderator


  • Dr Muhammad Saleem Associate Professor, Dept. of Applied Psychology, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
  • Amna Nazeer MPhil Research Scholar, Dept. of Applied Psychology, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
  • Areeha Khan Durrani PhD Research Scholar, Dept. of Applied Psychology, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur



Keywords: Sexual jealousy; partner infidelity; university students; gender; Punjab.


This research was aimed to examine the moderating role of gender on the impact of sexual jealousy on partner infidelity among university students. For the purpose, a sample of 352 students were recruited through simple random sampling technique from four cities (Bahawalpur, Multan, Lahore, Rawalpindi) of Punjab, Pakistan. Respondents were given two questionnaires; Interpersonal Jealousy Scale and Infidelity Questionnaire. After data collection, results were analysed through SmartPLS (3.0) for moderation model.  The results showed that sexual jealousy had significant positive impact showing 59% variance on partner infidelity, whereas, gender was found to be a significant moderator between sexual jealousy and partner infidelity (R2= 0.594, t= 2.403, p<.01). The results of this research are discussed in detail with limitations and future suggestions for the future researches related to impact of sexual jealousy on partner infidelity.


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How to Cite

Saleem , D. M. ., Nazeer, A. ., & Durrani , A. K. . (2020). Impact of Sexual Jealousy on Partner Infidelity among University Students: Gender as Moderator. Journal of Professional & Applied Psychology, 1(1), 22–29.