Analysis of dating decisions made by college freshmen women while random and steady dating Public Deposited

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  • The purpose of this study was to seek information regarding issues around which dating decisions were made and some of the steps college freshmen women considered in deciding for or against certain courses of action while random and steady dating. A second more general purpose was to determine if the interpersonal values held by the subjects were related to the decisions made by them on selected issues. Subjects were 78 selected college freshmen women students who had been on campus for six months at a coeducational church-affiliated liberal arts college in northwestern Oregon. Data were collected by administering A Personal Data Inventory, A Dating-Decision Check Sheet, and the Gordon Survey of Interpersonal Values. Chi-square analyses were used to test the three null hypotheses concerning (1) the utilization of family or non-family persons as consultants in decision-making on selected issues; (2) the consideration of personal or parental factors in decision-making on selected issues; and (3) the kinds of decisions made on any selected issue. Of the 14 issues tested the findings indicated that the only issue significantly related to the utilization of Family and Non-Family persons was Kissing. This same issue was the only one involved in a significant relationship with Personal or Parental Factors. In the first instance, subjects in a random dating situation relied on themselves more often than they did anyone else in reaching a decision and this tendency was in direct contrast to persons in the steady dating situation. In the second instance, individuals in both random and steady dating situations relied most heavily on Personal Factors rather than Parental Factors in reaching their decision. Since the significant findings were limited to only one of the 14 issues, extended interpretations did not seem warranted. With regard to decisions made, the analysis of the Issue Categories reflected significant relations for three of the four categories tested: Background Differences; Use of Alcohol and Drugs and Physical Expressions. Subsequent analyses of the specific issues within these categories yielded only one significant finding on the issue Age within the category Background Differences. Apparently the significance attributed to the other categories was the result of a cumulative effect from the specific issues contained in them. Other than a notable tendency by individuals in a random dating situation to discontinue the relationship clear patterns of decision-making around the selected issues did not emerge. Contrary to expectations the distributions of value scores of groups of individuals involved in selected issues were not in marked contrast to the distributions of the peer group. Possible interpretations of the significant findings and trends in the data were discussed and sections dealing with limitations of the study, possible contributions of the study, and suggestions for further research were presented.
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