Advances in Social Behavior Research

Advances in Social Behavior Research

ASBR ICEIPI 2022, 03 March 2023

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What Role does People's Acceptance and Agreement on Sexual Double Standard Play on Their Attitudes Toward Marriage? Examine From the Chinese Adults’ Perspectives

Xiang Li * 1 , Rongwei Li 2
1 Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Boston University, Boston, 02215, The United States
2 Department of Education Studies, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, 92092, The United States

* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Advances in Social Behavior Research, ASBR ICEIPI 2022, 613-617
Published 03 March 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
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Citation Xiang Li, Rongwei Li. What Role does People's Acceptance and Agreement on Sexual Double Standard Play on Their Attitudes Toward Marriage? Examine From the Chinese Adults’ Perspectives. ASBR (2023) ASBR ICEIPI 2022: 613-617.


The current research uniquely explores the relationship between the acceptance and agreement on sexual double standard (SDS) and the marriage attitudes. Under the circumstances of the declining marriage rate, this research helps to find out one of the possible causes behind this situation. The current study does a passive correlational design among a group of Chinese adults aged from 18 to 35 by asking them to answer the questionnaires. According to the results, there is a weak positive correlation which means people who agree and accept more on SDS will hold more positive attitudes toward marriage, the perception and desirability of people towards marriage (Wood, Avellar, & Goesling, 2008). The results indicate that the low acceptance and agreement on SDS leads to negative marriage attitudes which causes less people desire to get married.


gender differences, gender equality., sexual double standard, marriage attitudes


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