Event Title

P-33 Gender Differences in Mate Selection

Start Date

3-2-2018 2:30 PM

Description

This replication study examines what college-aged men and women desire most in mates. Undergraduate students ranked 18 characteristics commonly considered when choosing mates by assigning a personally appropriate rating (4=indispensable, 3=important, 2=desirable 1=irrelevant) to each, completed a 12-question religiosity scale to determine how they internalized religion, and provided a set of demographics. Means for each mate selection characteristic were calculated and ranked (1-18) for both sexes and an ordinal regression was conducted for each variable based on values of religious internalization. We predict an overall trend in mate selection variables supporting the evolutionary psychological perspective as well as the probability that those who adhere to introjected or identified religious values will rank mating characteristics consistently representative of their beliefs.

Acknowledgments

Herbert Helm.

AU Office of Research & Creative Scholarship.

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Mar 2nd, 2:30 PM

P-33 Gender Differences in Mate Selection

This replication study examines what college-aged men and women desire most in mates. Undergraduate students ranked 18 characteristics commonly considered when choosing mates by assigning a personally appropriate rating (4=indispensable, 3=important, 2=desirable 1=irrelevant) to each, completed a 12-question religiosity scale to determine how they internalized religion, and provided a set of demographics. Means for each mate selection characteristic were calculated and ranked (1-18) for both sexes and an ordinal regression was conducted for each variable based on values of religious internalization. We predict an overall trend in mate selection variables supporting the evolutionary psychological perspective as well as the probability that those who adhere to introjected or identified religious values will rank mating characteristics consistently representative of their beliefs.