Predictors of Turkish University students’ marital attitudes
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In Turkey, it has been observed that marital attitudes have changed in recent years. In this study, it is aimed to examine the relationship between university students’ marital attitudes and mate selection strategies, gender roles, sex, relationship status and age variables. The sample of the study is made up of 706 (412 females, 294 males) university students. As the data collection instruments, İnönü Marital Attitude Scale, Mate Selection Strategies Inventory and Bem Sex Role Inventory were used in the study. The data analysis was performed using hierarchical regression technique. According to the study findings, virginity and physical attributes mate selection strategies, feminine gender role, age, sex and relationship status variables are significant predictors of university students’ marital attitudes. It was found that importance given to physical attributes and virginity were associated with more positive attitudes towards marriage. Having a higher level of feminine characteristics was associated with more positive attitudes towards marriage.
KeywordsMarital attitudes Mate selection strategies Gender role Marriage
This study was produced from the first author’s master’s thesis where the second author was the advisor.
This study was funded by İnönü University’s Department of Research Projects, numbered 2014/26.
Compliance with ethical standards
All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.
Conflict of Interest
Author GK declares that he has no conflict of interest.
Author AA declares that he has no conflict of interest.
Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.
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