ERIC Number: EJ917201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
The Influence of Parental Romantic Relationships on College Students' Attitudes about Romantic Relationships
Trotter, Pamela B.
College Student Journal, v44 n1 p71-83 Mar 2010
Many marriages are at risk for dissolution partly because many individuals do not have healthy examples to follow. Unmarried college students completed a survey designed to assess their attitudes about relationships and whether attitudes differed based on their perceptions of their parents' relationships or marital status. It was hypothesized that students who reported positive parental relationships would have attitudes less likely to put them at risk for divorce than those who reported negative parental relationships. Participants reported attitudes that were problematic; however, those with positive parental models did not report less risky attitudes than those with negative parental models. In addition, those from non-intact homes were more likely to report parents' relationships as poor examples to follow than those from intact homes.
Descriptors: College Students, Marital Status, Student Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Intimacy, Risk, Surveys, Marital Satisfaction, Parents, Divorce, Measures (Individuals), African Americans, Sexuality, Interpersonal Relationship, Religion, Parent Influence
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia