ERIC Number: ED221816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes toward Marriage among Unmarried Female Undergraduates: Evaluations vs. Behavior Intentions.
Long, Barbara H.
Attitudes toward marriage among unmarried women are of interest because they may reflect the impact of changing sex roles. To survey two aspects of attitudes toward marriage, i.e., evaluations and behavioral intentions, 214 unmarried college women completed a questionnaire. Results showed that, in general, attitudes toward marriage were favorable. Although 89% of the women expected to marry, they generally intended to delay marriage until about age 26. Evaluations predicted behavior intentions significantly as a whole for all groups except for those women from homes where the parents were separated. Those women whose parents' marriage was unhappy showed lower "expect to marry" scores. The findings suggest that attitudes toward marriage of participants from intact parental marriages seem to be integrated, whereas those from broken homes do not. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (53rd, Baltimore, MD, April 15-18, 1982).