Title of Abstract
Interracial Dating on University Campuses: The Associations Between Race and Gender
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology
Tara J. Collins, Ph.D.
We hypothesized that interracial partners will be sensed more adversely than same-race partners, that survey participants would find those associated with the race that is same attractive, and they will be more prepared to date in their battle. Our individuals had been from the convenience test of 77 females, 22 men, and 3 individuals that are non-binary almost all of who attend Winthrop University. Many (64%) had been between 18-24 years old. We exhibited an image of an interracial couple and measured observed amounts of dedication, satisfaction, and real closeness. Next, we revealed a couple that is same-race measured similar factors. Then, we exhibited a number of pictures of likewise appealing people and asked the individuals to rank their attraction every single picture with their willingness up to now the individual photographed. Then, we asked for the history associated with the individuals, including their variety of interracial and relationships that are same-race. Finally, we asked a number of demographic concerns calculating sex, competition, and age. Analytical tests revealed few significant differences between perceived characteristics of photographed versus that is interracial couples, other than the girl when you look at the interracial relationship had been discerned to have an increased dedication degree. Analyzing reactions to pictures of appealing people, we discovered that black colored participants had been more interested in and prepared to date the man that is black had been white individuals; white individuals had been more happy to date the white and Asian females than had been black colored individuals.