ERIC Number: ED104609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-27
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Interracial Dating and Marriage Preferences Among Blacks, Chicanos and Anglos.
Davis, Emory G.; Qualls, Phyllis E.
The study determined: (1) differences in dating preference attitudes for Black Chicano, and Anglo men regarding women of another race; (2) differences in dating preference attitudes for black, Chicano, and Anglo women regarding men of another race; (3) whether parental influence is perceived by college students to be more determinative in dating and marriage preferences than significant others and society; and (4) whether interracial dating considerations and actual dating practices vary on the basis of the race being dated. A self-administered questionnaire was given to 200 Anglo, 30 Chicano, and 24 black male and female college students between the ages of 18 and 30. Of the total sample, 93 percent had never been married, 4 percent were either divorced or widowed, and 3 percent were separated. Some findings were: (1) attitudes of males varied least on a black man dating a Chicano woman, with Chicano men slightly more agreeable than the other 2 categories; (2) attitudes of females were in fairly close agreement on black men dating Chicano women and Chicano men dating Anglo women; and (3) parental influence was perceived by the students to be more determinative in dating and marriage preferences and practices than significant others and society. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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