Does High Educational Attainment Limit the Availability of Romantic Partners?

Isaac Burt, Sally V. Lewis, Monifa G. Beverly

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Abstract

Research indicates that highly educated individuals endure hardships in finding suitable romantic partners. Romantic hardships affect social and emotional adjustment levels, leading to low self-efficacy in relationship decision making. To address the need for research pertaining to this topic, the authors explored the experiences of eight individuals purposively chosen. Conducting interviews based in qualitative methods, the authors discuss thematic patterns emerging from the study. Constraints such as lack of time and social outlets were barriers to meeting highly desirable mates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)448-454
Number of pages7
JournalFamily Journal
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • educational attainment
  • relationship decision making
  • romantic partners
  • self-efficacy

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  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Social Psychology

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Does High Educational Attainment Limit the Availability of Romantic Partners? / Burt, Isaac; Lewis, Sally V.; Beverly, Monifa G.

In: Family Journal, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2010, p. 448-454.

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Burt, Isaac ; Lewis, Sally V. ; Beverly, Monifa G. / Does High Educational Attainment Limit the Availability of Romantic Partners?. In: Family Journal. 2010 ; Vol. 18, No. 4. pp. 448-454.
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