ERIC Number: EJ897075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Does High Educational Attainment Limit the Availability of Romantic Partners?
Burt, Isaac; Lewis, Sally V.; Beverly, Monifa G.; Patel, Samir H.
Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, v18 n4 p448-454 Oct 2010
Research indicates that highly educated individuals endure hardships in finding suitable romantic partners. Romantic hardships affect social and emotional adjustment levels, leading to low self-efficacy in relationship decision making. To address the need for research pertaining to this topic, the authors explored the experiences of eight individuals purposively chosen. Conducting interviews based in qualitative methods, the authors discuss thematic patterns emerging from the study. Constraints such as lack of time and social outlets were barriers to meeting highly desirable mates.
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Educational Attainment, Emotional Adjustment, Intimacy, Social Adjustment, Decision Making, Social Science Research, Interviews, Time, Interpersonal Relationship, Barriers, Dating (Social), Graduate Students
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A