Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 2 Mean levels of family and individual characteristics among young Chinese adults, by sex

From: Dating attitudes and expectations among young Chinese adults: an examination of gender differences

  Females Males
Highest parental education 4.69 (1.25) 4.79 (1.23)
Employed mother 0.83 (0.37) 0.77 (0.42)
Parents’ marital quality 3.88 (0.97) 3.84 (1.08)
English spoken at home 0.13 (0.33) 0.14 (0.34)
Date without parent approval 3.09 (1.07) 3.37*** (0.94)
Age 20.31 (1.89) 20.69* (1.90)
Religiosity 1.85 (1.37) 1.98 (1.39)
Longest dating relationship 5.13 (2.68) 5.73** (2.37)
Desires heterogamy 1.18 (1.24) 1.12 (1.19)
Number of friends dating 3.20 (1.11) 3.13 (1.01)
Self-esteem 3.54 (0.90) 3.63 (0.92)
Conservative gender attitudes 2.48 (0.64) 2.83*** (0.61)
Pro-natalist attitude 2.68 (1.11) 2.64 (1.06)
College grades 2.31 (1.07) 2.41 (1.25)
N 191 150
  1. Standard deviations are shown in parentheses; significance levels indicate difference between the means of females and males
  2. ***p < .01; **p < .05; *p < .10