publication . Thesis . 2011

Preferences for Emotional Dependence and Togetherness in Romantic Relationships: The Impact of Cohort, Race, Gender, and Gender Ideology

Rowell, Kacie Lynn;
Open Access English
  • Published: 18 Nov 2011
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
This study investigates variation in preferences for mutual emotional dependence and togetherness in heterosexual romantic relationships among adults in the United States specifically considering the impact of race, gender, gender ideology, and cohort on preferences. A social structure and personality framework and concepts from exchange theory are used to interpret and predict relationship preference patterns found using binary hierarchical logistic regression analysis of data from the 1996 General Social Survey's (GSS) gender and emotions modules. Gender, gender ideology, cohort, and specific sociodemographic variables, such as education and marital status wer...
free text keywords: Emotional Dependence, Relationship Preferences, Gender, Romantic Relationships, Togetherness
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