Title

Predicted Marriage Longevity Based on Age

Date

5-26-2016 1:30 PM

End Time

26-5-2016 3:30 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Behavioral Sciences

Session Chair

Jaime M. Cloud

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences Poster Session 2

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Jaime M. Cloud

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

The current study sought to discover whether there was a correlation between age of marriage and predicted marriage longevity. Specifically, to predict that (1) when given a passage about either an older or younger married couple, participants would predict a shorter marriage longevity for the younger couple and (2) women would predict a longer marriage longevity across both age groups compared to men. Participants were placed into one of two groups by selecting a piece of paper from a bag. Participants were then assigned a passage to read. In the passage for Group A the listed couple was 19 years old. Conversely, the couple in Group B was 32 years old. Upon completing the assigned reading passage, all participants were asked how long they predicted the marriage to last. Data will be analyzed using a 2x2 Analysis of Variance. Implications of the obtained findings and future directions will be discussed.

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May 26th, 1:30 PM May 26th, 3:30 PM

Predicted Marriage Longevity Based on Age

WUC Pacific Room

The current study sought to discover whether there was a correlation between age of marriage and predicted marriage longevity. Specifically, to predict that (1) when given a passage about either an older or younger married couple, participants would predict a shorter marriage longevity for the younger couple and (2) women would predict a longer marriage longevity across both age groups compared to men. Participants were placed into one of two groups by selecting a piece of paper from a bag. Participants were then assigned a passage to read. In the passage for Group A the listed couple was 19 years old. Conversely, the couple in Group B was 32 years old. Upon completing the assigned reading passage, all participants were asked how long they predicted the marriage to last. Data will be analyzed using a 2x2 Analysis of Variance. Implications of the obtained findings and future directions will be discussed.