This thesis explores datillg and marriage, how datillg leads to marriage, and the ideals and illfluences pertammg to datillg and marriage from the perspective of current College of Wooster students and alumni sillce 1973 that are married to one another. The students provide the current College of Wooster perspective on datillg and their outlook toward marriage. The alumni provide the perspective on marriage and their look back on dating. Together the populations display the changillg patterns ill datillg and marriage. This study was conducted by distribution of surveys which asked open-ended questions on dating and marriage. The surveys were distributed to 50 students and 50 alumni. Results showed that both populations believe that datillg and marriage are connected and that each process illvolves stages of progression ill the illtensity of the relationships. The relationships illvolve specific characteristics of each partner ill each process ill order to make it successful as well as illcorporatillg the illfluences that determille what dating and marriage are for both of these populations. In conclusion, future research is discussed to determine how this study could be replicated.
Sociology and Anthropology
O'Neill, Shannon M., "The Dynamics of Relationships: Exploring Dating and Marriage From the Perspective of College of Wooster Students and Alumni" (1994). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 6265.
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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