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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Gender and Ethnic Variation in Dating Socialization and Its Impact on Romantic Relationships
by Martinez, M. Anais, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, 86; 10751896
Abstract (Summary)

The current study examined whether familial socialization contributes to personal preferences to date liberally (e.g., date multiple partners), whether these factors vary by gender and ethnicity, and whether these factors have consequences for romantic relationships. To test these questions we administered a retrospective online questionnaire to emerging adults (N = 710). We hypothesized that familial socialization to date liberally would predict one’s personal endorsement to date liberally. We also expected men to report higher familial socialization and personal endorsement to date liberally than women, and Latino men to have the highest levels of socialization and endorsement compared to Asian and European American men. The data supported both of these hypotheses. Further, we hypothesized that these factors would be linked to having had a greater number of sexual partners and lower satisfaction in one’s romantic relationship, which was also confirmed. These findings underscore the family's influence on relationship outcomes within diverse cultural contexts.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Halim, May Ling D.
Commitee: Correa-Chavez, Maricela, Kohfeldt, Danielle
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 57/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social psychology
Keywords: Emerging adults, Ethnic differences, Relationship satisfaction, Romantic socialization, Sexuality
Publication Number: 10751896
ISBN: 978-0-355-97389-1
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