Title

Sex Differences in Response to Age-Gap Relationships and Perceived Happiness

Date

5-26-2016 8:30 AM

End Time

26-5-2016 10:30 AM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Behavioral Sciences

Session Chair

Jaime M. Cloud

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences Poster Session 1

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Jaime M. Cloud

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

The current study sought to examine how happiness is perceived in romantic relationships with a large age-gap. It was hypothesized that individuals in romantic relationship with a large age-gap would be perceived as less happy than individuals without an age difference. Also, men would perceive age-gap couples as significantly less happy than non age-gap couples. Female participants’ would perceive the couple to be happier than male participants. Participants, both men and women, were randomly assigned to one of two groups. Both groups saw five pictures, one saw five pictures of similarly aged couples, and the other saw five pictures of couples with a large age-gap. Participants’ then rated these pictures on a 1-7 Likert-type scale according to happiness. A 2x2 Analysis of Variance will be used to analyze data obtained from this study. Future directions of the findings and the implications accompanying them will be discussed.

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May 26th, 8:30 AM May 26th, 10:30 AM

Sex Differences in Response to Age-Gap Relationships and Perceived Happiness

WUC Pacific Room

The current study sought to examine how happiness is perceived in romantic relationships with a large age-gap. It was hypothesized that individuals in romantic relationship with a large age-gap would be perceived as less happy than individuals without an age difference. Also, men would perceive age-gap couples as significantly less happy than non age-gap couples. Female participants’ would perceive the couple to be happier than male participants. Participants, both men and women, were randomly assigned to one of two groups. Both groups saw five pictures, one saw five pictures of similarly aged couples, and the other saw five pictures of couples with a large age-gap. Participants’ then rated these pictures on a 1-7 Likert-type scale according to happiness. A 2x2 Analysis of Variance will be used to analyze data obtained from this study. Future directions of the findings and the implications accompanying them will be discussed.