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Attitudes: A Study of Homogamy and Marital Selectivity

Eloise C. Snyder
Journal of Marriage and Family
Vol. 26, No. 3 (Aug., 1964), pp. 332-336
DOI: 10.2307/349465
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/349465
Page Count: 5
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Attitudes: A Study of Homogamy and Marital Selectivity
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Abstract

In the assortative mating literature, attitudes have been regarded as homogamous. However, a study of the attitudes of couples who ultimately married each other prior to their serious involvement casts doubt upon early attitude similarity and suggests instead that attitude similarity may be the result of personal interaction and not necessarily present at the outset. Regarding those attitudes that are initially similar, it is suggested that this similarity may not be unique to the couple but rather that it may be a function of greater incidence in the field of eligibles.

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