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Unformatted text preview: At Brigham Young University, dating and relationships compose a major element of student social life. In this study, our aim is to better understand how BYU students perceive gender roles and “gender-appropriate” behavior when on a first date. Dating at BYU is known for its uniqueness when compared to other universities and students of the same age. According to research, the “rules” of dating vary based on cultural background and parental management at an early age. Ross and Davis (1996) found that Blacks hold more traditional values, such as the man paying for the date, then do Whites who are more flexible concerning gender roles in dating. In addition to racial background, Madsen determined that parents of daughters are more likely to impose supervision-type or restriction-type dating rules on their children than parents of sons (2008). These different gender expectations work to uphold traditional gender roles in dating. In adolescence, LDS young adults often follow specific uphold traditional gender roles in dating....
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course ENG 315 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '10 term at BYU.
- Fall '10