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Table 3 Logistic regression models of desire to marry among Chinese college students, by sex

From: Marriage and parenthood preferences among college students in China

  Want to marry
Females Males
Highest parental education − .117 (.120) − .092 (.130)
Employed mother − .460 (.354) .528 (.430)
Parents’ marital quality .171 (.133) .168 (.137)
English spoken at home .558 (.428) 1.278*** (.508)
Date without parent approval − .076 (.147) .434** (.193)
Age .000 (.018) .036* (.019)
Religiosity .073 (.120) .070 (.131)
Longest dating relationship .005 (.025) .001 (.076)
Desires heterogamy .164 (.120) .173 (.144)
Number of friends dating .007 (.138) .298* (.175)
Willing to kiss on first date .127 (.141) − .102 (.161)
Self-Esteem .277* (.153) .376** (.193)
Conservative gender attitudes .644** (.259) .052 (.270)
Pro-natalist attitude − .065 (.132) .212 (.165)
College grades − .265* (.161) .051 (.176)
Desired partner qualities
 Pragmatic .192 (.224) .478** (.223)
 Caring − .180 (.198) − .677*** (.221)
 Appearance .040 (.211) .039 (.246)
Nagelkerke R-square .133 .220
− 2 log likelihood 321.408 239.606
  1. Note: standard error shown in parentheses; N = 378 females, 270 males
  2. Significance levels: ***p < .01, **p < .05, *p < .10