Predicting commitment to wed among Hispanic and Anglo partners

Adriana J. Umaña-Taylor, Mark A. Fine

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Abstract

Ethnic differences in commitment to wed were examined between 46 Hispanics (27 women, 19 men) and 160 Anglos (84 women, 76 men). Although limited by sample sizes, findings indicated that Hispanics and Anglos did not differ, on average, on measures of attitudes toward marriage, perceived family influence, commitment to wed, belongingness, and trust. Hierarchical regression analyses revealed that, after controlling for age and income, attitudes toward marriage, perceived family support, and trust predicted commitment to wed for women, whereas only perceived family support emerged as a predictor among men. Finally, although no ethnic differences emerged for men, the degree to which trust, perceived family support, and attitudes toward marriage predicted commitment to wed for women varied by ethnicity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-129
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Marriage and Family
Volume65
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2003

Keywords

  • Commitment
  • Dating relationship
  • Hispanics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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