TITLE

Emerging Adults’ Perceptions of Acceptable Behaviors Prior to Forming a Committed, Dating Relationship

AUTHOR(S)
Taylor, Alan C.; Rappleyea, Damon L.; Fang, Xiangming; Cannon, Dylan
PUB. DATE
December 2013
SOURCE
Journal of Adult Development;Dec2013, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p173
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Recent available research demonstrates the pervasive use of communication technologies among emerging adults. The utilization of such digital media has redefined the process of contemporary coupling. The determination of appropriate behaviors in pre-romantic relationships differs on the basis of a variety of intrapersonal variables. This study examines the intrapersonal constructs of gender and religious involvement in the determination of acceptable pre-romantic relationship behaviors. Researchers collected data from 1,003 participants (aged 18–25) through an online survey about communication technology and “acceptable” dating behaviors. Data were analyzed using chi-square testing in and between independent variable groups to determine significance. Significant differences in gender and religious involvement were discovered. Application of findings is presented, and future directions for research are set forth.
ACCESSION #
92041994

 

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