Attitudes of college students toward interracial dating


The coefficient of variation for the scale was .45.

The coefficient of variation allows a comparison and assessment of the amount of variation that exists in a measure (Howell, 1992).

But my height has only been as much of a problem as I’d let it be.

Over the years, I’ve dated and slept with women of all heights, ranging from 5’1″ to six-foot tall amazons.

After all: most things in your dating life can be worked on and improved upon, but the cold hard truth is that some aspects are set in stone. and there are few other aspects that cause men as much dating agita as being short.

The average score of the 188 respondents was 29.68 (SD = 13.29) reflecting very positives attitudes toward transracial adoption. While race, religion, membership in a sorority/fraternity, and parental military background were not associated with attitudes toward transracial adoption, four significant differences emerged.1.

Females had more positive transracial attitudes than males.

For the latter, the participants responded to each of 15 items on a seven point scale from (1) Strongly Disagree to (7) Strongly Agree with lower scores representing more positive attitudes and higher scores representing more negative attitudes toward transracial adoption.

The reliability (internal consistency of the items) was .90.

One hundred and eighty-eight undergraduates at a large southeastern university completed a confidential anonymous questionnaire designed to assess their attitudes toward adopting a child transracially (transracial adoption was defined as the adoption of a child from a race different from that of the adoptive parent).

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