ERIC Number: ED190919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Female Campus Values in Mate Selection: A Replication and Expansion.
Jones, Mary Evelyn; And Others
With the advent of the feminist movement it is probable that attitudes of women regarding mate selection have undergone significant changes in the 1970's. A replication of a study first conducted in 1939 which concentrated on the values and attitudes of females toward mate selection was updated using 935 single college females from 31 different universities in 27 states. Eighteen personality characteristics of prospective mates were rated by each subject. Mean ratings were computed for each characteristic and rank-ordered for comparison with previous studies. The hypothesis that present day females differ from previous generations in value judgment regarding mate selection was only partially supported. Comparison of the ranked values of the 18 characteristics indicated that the position of certain traits such as dependable character, emotional stability, and pleasing disposition remained high with all groups. Women also placed more emphasis on education and intelligence and less on ambition and industriousness than in previous studies. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (Daytona Beach, FL, October 6-9, 1979). For related document see CG 014 566.