Presentation Title

Internalized Pressure to be in an Exclusive Relationship

Advisor Information

Lisa Scherer

Location

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

7-3-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

7-3-2014 4:00 PM

Abstract

Individuals internalize many pressures from their environment. One of these pressures could be the pressure to be in an exclusive, romantic relationship. In this study, we seek to create a valid scale to measure this internalized pressure to be in an exclusive relationship. We define “internalized pressure to be in an exclusive relationship” (IPER) as an individual’s assimilation of external cues which exert pressure on that individual to be in an exclusive relationship. This could be an important concept for future research because it may provide insight as to when and how individuals utilize certain dating strategies. To determine the validity of our scale, we created a theoretical nomonological net and will administer a survey including nine scales that we hypothesize will be related to the IPER measure. The scales we will administer include: susceptibility to influence (Bearden, 2005), internal locus of control (Gochman, 2005), positive attitudes toward living at home (Glezer, 1984), advantages of marriage (Amato, 1988), disadvantages of marriage (Amato, 1988), advantages of singlehood (Amato, 1988), disadvantages of singlehood (Amato, 1988), dating behavior, and IPER measure. Once the data is collected, we will test all proposed paths within our nomonological net to determine if there is evidence to support the validity and reliability of our IPER measure.

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Internalized Pressure to be in an Exclusive Relationship

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Individuals internalize many pressures from their environment. One of these pressures could be the pressure to be in an exclusive, romantic relationship. In this study, we seek to create a valid scale to measure this internalized pressure to be in an exclusive relationship. We define “internalized pressure to be in an exclusive relationship” (IPER) as an individual’s assimilation of external cues which exert pressure on that individual to be in an exclusive relationship. This could be an important concept for future research because it may provide insight as to when and how individuals utilize certain dating strategies. To determine the validity of our scale, we created a theoretical nomonological net and will administer a survey including nine scales that we hypothesize will be related to the IPER measure. The scales we will administer include: susceptibility to influence (Bearden, 2005), internal locus of control (Gochman, 2005), positive attitudes toward living at home (Glezer, 1984), advantages of marriage (Amato, 1988), disadvantages of marriage (Amato, 1988), advantages of singlehood (Amato, 1988), disadvantages of singlehood (Amato, 1988), dating behavior, and IPER measure. Once the data is collected, we will test all proposed paths within our nomonological net to determine if there is evidence to support the validity and reliability of our IPER measure.