Participants at the University of Northern Iowa (n=128) completed questionnaires assessing values in a mate, values in a relationship, and future career and marriage goals. Men and women desiring dual-career marriages or career-job marriages rather than career-home marriages wanted fewer children and had higher status aspiration. Women wanted more children and had higher work ethic than men. Women and men also sought different values in a mate and relationship. For instance, the goals and personal values of a potential mate were of more importance to women than men. In addition, intimacy was of more importance to women, whereas for men, physical attractiveness was more valued.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
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Russell, Emily; Eshbaugh, Elaine M.; Binder, Dana; Linn, Alyssa; and Harton, Helen C.
"Career-Marriage Aspirations and Gender: A Comparison of Achievement Motivation and Values Desired in a Mate and Relationship,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 4:
1, Article 21.
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