2018 Student Research Conference:
31st Annual Student Research Conference

Effect of Parent’s Marital Status on Children’s Romantic Relationships and Future Marriages


Aya Terakawa
Dr. Anton Daughters, Faculty Mentor

This paper studied Truman State University’s students’ perception of marriage and romantic relationships in relation to their parents’ marital status. A survey was collected from 302 respondents; the study discovered two interesting items: 1) participants with married parents tend to be more satisfied with their parents’ marital status; and 2) participants with married parents tend to think that their perception on marriage is influenced by their parents’ marital status. Additionally, demographic relationship showed that Christian and middle or upper class students tend to have more married parents than participants from other demographics.

Keywords: Parent's marital status, Romantic Relationship, College Student, Perception on Marriage, Marriage

Topic(s):Sociology

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 8-14
Location: GEO - SUB
Time: 3:30

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