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Campus Values in Mate Selection: A Replication

John W. Hudson and Lura F. Henze
Journal of Marriage and Family
Vol. 31, No. 4 (Nov., 1969), pp. 772-775
DOI: 10.2307/349321
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/349321
Page Count: 4
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Campus Values in Mate Selection: A Replication
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Abstract

This study was designed to examine and compare campus values in mate selection from 1939 to 1967. A replication of previous research done in 1939 by Hill and in 1956 by McGinnis was undertaken in 1967 by sending a questionnaire concerned with factors in mate selection to a random sample of students on four college campuses. From the findings it was concluded that the current college population has not departed significantly from values in mate selection held a generation ago. In fact, responses indicate a remarkable degree of consistency between the values voiced by the two generations.

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