Salts, Connie J.
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Home Economics
Mate selection--Malaysia; College students--United States--Attitudes; College students--Malaysia--Attitudes; Mate selection--United States
This study provides a cross-cultural comparison of the mate selection values of a self-selection society (American) and an emerging self-selection society (Malaysian). The results of a survey, patterned after Hill and Christensen's work, support an ecological conceptual framework in relation to the formation of the marital dyad. The results yielded a large number of discrepancies in mate selection values between American men and women which were not present among the Malaysians. The study suggests that earlier explanations for discrepancies in American mate selection values are not adequate. Key Words: mate selection values, mate selection theory, cross-cultural comparison, Malaysian, male/female differences.
Liston, Antoinette, "Mate selection values : a cross-cultural comparison of American and Malaysian students" (1983). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 3897.
vii, 115 pages
Northern Illinois University
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