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Table 4 Ordinary least square regression models of dating characteristics among young Chinese adults, by sex

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

  Want to date more   Would kiss on 1st date   Would have sex on 1st date  
Females Males Females Males Females Males
Highest parental education –.104** (–.140) .079 (.113) .220*** (.249) –.156** (–.171) .134* (.132) –.119 (–.116)
Employed mother .121 (.049) .114 (.056) .008 (.003) .190 (.072) –.036 (–.011) .125 (.042)
Parents’ marital quality –.080 (–.084) –.015 (–.019) .073 (.064) .020 (.019) .042 (.032) .039 (.034)
English spoken at home –.026 (–.009) –.045 (–.018) –.058 (–.018) .312 (.097) .496* (.130) .396 (.110)
Date without parent approval .005 (.006) .109 (.118) .233*** (.228) –.046 (–.038) .323*** (.274) –.096 (–.072)
Age –.036 (–.073) .001 (.003) .046 (.079) .127*** (.216) .092 (.137) –.006 (–.009)
Religiosity –.095* (–.141) –.001 (–.001) .029 (.036) .186*** (.230) –.027 (–.029) .134* (.148)
Longest dating relationship –.005 (–.015) .017 (.048) .046 (.111) .049 (.103) –.051 (–.108) .049 (.093)
Desires heterogamy .023 (.031) –.059 (–.082) –.007 (–.008) .219*** (.234) –.013 (–.012) .081 (.077)
Number of friends dating –.028 (–.034) .002 (.002) .190*** (.192) –.038 (–.034) .203*** (.179) .207* (.166)
Self-esteem .143** (.140) .096 (.102) –.169** (–.139) .036 (.030) –.195** (–.138) .043 (.032)
Conservative gender attitudes –.039 (–.027) –.118 (–.083) .180 (.105) .381*** (.206) .260* (.131) .357** (.172)
Pro-natalist attitude .118** (.142) –.147** (–.182) –.295*** (–.299) –.076 (–.072) –.197*** (–.174) –.167 (–.141)
College grades –.069 (–.081) –.054 (–.079) .094 (.092) .067 (.075) .150* (.127) .047 (.047)
Desired partner qualities
 Pragmatic .239*** (.282) –.052 (–.076) –.025 (–.024) –.068 (–.076) –.127 (–.109) –.072 (–.071)
 Caring .155* (.183) .377*** (.532) .004 (.004) –.032 (–.035) –.154 (–.133) –.151 (–.146)
 Appearance –.166* (–.198) –.119 (–.159) .039 (.039) .206* (.211) .183 (.159) .193 (.177)
 R-square .209 .284 .291 .298 .371 .190
F 2.684*** 3.082*** 4.171*** 3.294*** 6.006*** 1.825**
  1. Standardized coefficients shown in parentheses; N = 191 females, 150 males
  2. ***p < .01; **p < .05; *p < .10