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Views on Romantic Relationships and Marriage among Late Emerging Adults

Conference contribution
Authors Maria Wängqvist
Johanna Carlsson
Maria van der Lee
Ann Frisén
Published in Paper presented at the 6th Conference on Emerging Adulthood. Chicago, USA. 9-11 October 2013
Publication year 2013
Published at Department of Psychology
Language en
Subject categories Psychology

Abstract

This study examined views on romantic relationships against a background of changes in social contexts of love and work from ages 25 to 29. Thematic analysis of interviews with 124 Swedish late emerging adults revealed that a romantic relationship was important to most of the participant and that a majority of them wanted to get married. They expected loyalty, openness, stability, togetherness, and intimacy from the relationship. Reasons for getting married involved practical advantages and symbolical meanings. A strong norm toward establishing a romantic relationship in the late twenties was apparent in the results.

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