Characteristics of Preferred Partners: Variations Between African American Men and Women
Parmer, Twinet, Department of Counseling and Special Education
The Johns Hopkins University Press
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Mate selection; Man-woman relationships; African American men; African American women; African American college students;
Researchers examined the interaction of gender and education as influences on mate selection characteristics for 55 male and 111 female African American college students at a historically college/university. Students, age 17 to 38, were asked to rate 22 mate selection characteristics according to their importance in selecting a partner. A factor analysis yielded three factor scores (social stratification, personality, and physical variables) that were significant only for gender across the social and physical variables.
Parmer, Twinet. "Characteristics of Preferred Partners: Variations Between African American Men and Women." Journal of College Student Development. 1998. 39:5, 461-471.