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Tucker, M. Belinda; Mitchell-Kernan, Claudia – 1989
The structure of the "American family" has undergone dramatic change in recent times. This study examined the differential relationship between perceived mate availability and aggregate assessments of sex-ratio in broadly distinctive socio-cultural groupings to determine whether the primary theoretical conceptualizations concerning the…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Blacks, Latin Americans, Marriage
Mitchell-Kernan, Claudia; Tucker, M. Belinda – 1989
Traditionally the sex ratio has been the domain of demographers and social biologists. This study takes the societal phenomenon of sex ratio imbalance as context, but focuses on the social psychological impact of perceived mate availability. One-half the contents of the 1989 Southern California Social Survey was devoted to the issue of mate…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Blacks, Cross Cultural Studies, Females