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Preliminary Validation of the "Plausibility of Intraracial Marriage Scale": A Study of Upwardly Mobile African American Women

dc.contributor.advisorSmith Bynum, Miaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPorter, Shyneiceen_US
dc.description.abstractLike many Americans, African American women often view marriage as an important life goal; however, it is likely that many also view it as one that is out of reach (Dixon, 2009; Wallace, 2014). The present study sought to address this issue by developing a new measure to assess African American women’s experiences in this regard in hopes of shedding light on how it impacts their dating and mating experiences. A total of 251 heterosexual African American women who were either enrolled in college or who had completed some form of postsecondary education completed an online survey assessing a variety of topics including their attitudes and emotions regarding a shortage of marriageable men, their standards to marry, and their willingness to date interracially. Results from this study established preliminary construct validity for a new scale assessing African American women’s attitudes and emotions about the shortage of “marriageable” African American men.en_US
dc.titlePreliminary Validation of the "Plausibility of Intraracial Marriage Scale": A Study of Upwardly Mobile African American Womenen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentFamily Studiesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledBehavioral sciencesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledSocial researchen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAfrican American menen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAfrican American womenen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledDating marketen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledMarriage marketen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledMarriage plausibilityen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledSex ratioen_US

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