Personal Characteristics of the Ideal African American Marriage Partner: A Survey of Adult Black Men and Women.

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    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      African Americans
      male and female relationships
      marriage
      mate selection
    • Abstract:
      This article presents the results from a survey of 344 African American adults concerning the personal characteristics they desire in their ideal marriage partner. The findings indicate that both African American men and women seek well-educated, financially stable, monogamous, and affluent partners who are spiritual, religious, self-confident, and reliable. The most significant finding is that respondents want ideal marriage partners who earn significantly more than they do, gender notwithstanding. In addition, respondents' income and gender significantly predict the differential between their incomes and their ideal partners. It appears as though respondents seek ideal marriage partners with incomes that will move them squarely into the middle class. Future studies should use larger and more representative samples, and include variables such as criminal history, skin shade, and physical characteristics in their analyses. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Wayne State University.
    • ISSN:
      0021-9347
    • Accession Number:
      10.1177/0021934707299637
    • Accession Number:
      36330256
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      KING, A. E. O.; ALLEN, T. T. Personal Characteristics of the Ideal African American Marriage Partner: A Survey of Adult Black Men and Women. Journal of Black Studies, [s. l.], v. 39, n. 4, p. 570–588, 2009. DOI 10.1177/0021934707299637. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=36330256&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 20 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      King AEO, Allen TT. Personal Characteristics of the Ideal African American Marriage Partner: A Survey of Adult Black Men and Women. Journal of Black Studies. 2009;39(4):570-588. doi:10.1177/0021934707299637.
    • APA:
      King, A. E. O., & Allen, T. T. (2009). Personal Characteristics of the Ideal African American Marriage Partner: A Survey of Adult Black Men and Women. Journal of Black Studies, 39(4), 570–588. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021934707299637
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      King, Anthony E. O., and Terrence T. Allen. 2009. “Personal Characteristics of the Ideal African American Marriage Partner: A Survey of Adult Black Men and Women.” Journal of Black Studies 39 (4): 570–88. doi:10.1177/0021934707299637.
    • Harvard:
      King, A. E. O. and Allen, T. T. (2009) ‘Personal Characteristics of the Ideal African American Marriage Partner: A Survey of Adult Black Men and Women’, Journal of Black Studies, 39(4), pp. 570–588. doi: 10.1177/0021934707299637.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      King, AEO & Allen, TT 2009, ‘Personal Characteristics of the Ideal African American Marriage Partner: A Survey of Adult Black Men and Women’, Journal of Black Studies, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 570–588, viewed 20 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      King, Anthony E. O., and Terrence T. Allen. “Personal Characteristics of the Ideal African American Marriage Partner: A Survey of Adult Black Men and Women.” Journal of Black Studies, vol. 39, no. 4, Mar. 2009, pp. 570–588. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/0021934707299637.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      King, Anthony E. O., and Terrence T. Allen. “Personal Characteristics of the Ideal African American Marriage Partner: A Survey of Adult Black Men and Women.” Journal of Black Studies 39, no. 4 (March 2009): 570–88. doi:10.1177/0021934707299637.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      King AEO, Allen TT. Personal Characteristics of the Ideal African American Marriage Partner: A Survey of Adult Black Men and Women. Journal of Black Studies [Internet]. 2009 Mar [cited 2020 Jan 20];39(4):570–88. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=36330256&custid=s6224580