ERIC Number: ED120606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
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The Meaning of Marriage: The Perceptions of Dating, Engaged, and Cohabitating Students.
Abernathy, Tom J.
This research examines adolescents' perceptions of marriage and marital roles, as measured by a variation of the Kuhn-McPartland Twenty Statements Test. Differences in the meanings given by dating and engaged students suggest that courtship may serve as a process of socialization to married roles. Results also reveal that the perceptions of females who are cohabitating differ from those in the traditional pattern of courtship and are actually similar to those of males. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper Presented at the Annual Convention of the National Council on Family Relations (Salt Lake City, Utah, August 19-23, 1975)