Department

Psychology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Embargo Period

8-24-2019

Abstract

Mate preferences expressed by college students may reflect both the society’s traditional beliefs and the changing nature of cultural values. The current study compared American and Chinese college students’ responses on mate preference choices (N=545). Results show both similarities and differences in mate preferences between these two groups. Out of 18 characteristics, the two groups were similar in eight and differed in ten; and out of 13 rank order ratings, the two groups differed significantly on ten items. Overall, these findings suggest that while there is evidence of convergence in American and Chinese college students’ mate preference values, reflecting the effect of globalization, there are also significant differences in their choices, reflecting social and cultural values of each individual country

Journal

International Journal of Education and Human Developments

Volume

2

Issue

3

First Page

1

Last Page

14

Comments

Available at: http://ijehd.cgrd.org/images/vol2no3/1.pdf.

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