The current patterns and trends in assortive mating among college students were examined in a replication and extension of Rogers&Havens' (1960) study of campus prestige and mate selection. Loglinear models of association were used to consider the effects of prestige, sex-ratio and propinquity on assortive mating. The tendency to date within group was found to have increased within the past 30 years. After adjusting for the over-time shifts in sex-ratio and propinquity, the pattern of assortive mating was found to be most consistent with interpretations of the increasing salience of prestige for assortive mating among college students.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Psychology
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Sociology and Political Science