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Research Paper | Home Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015
Youth Attitude towards Marriage and Changing Trends in Marriage
Bhavana. N | Dr. K. S. Roopa 
Abstract: Marriage is one of the oldest socially recognized institution and essential for the procreation of children and satisfaction of sexual urges. The aim of present study was to assess and compare the attitude of youth towards marriage and changing trends in marriage. The sample consisted of 300 youths, of which 150 were males and 150 were females between the age ranges from 18 to 23 years who were studying in bachelor of degree courses. The questionnaire was developed by the investigator on the different aspects of marriage and recent trends in marriage. The analysis was carried out for different variables applying t-test and chi-square test. The findings revealed that majority of youth had moderate and favorable attitude towards marriage. When compared to male respondents, female respondents had favorable attitude towards marriage and changing trends in marriage. Male respondents showed moderate attitude level towards marriage compared to female respondents. Some of the male and female respondents showed unfavorable attitude towards marriage and changing trends in marriage. Further, there is no significant difference found between male and female respondents attitude towards the concept of marriage, social expectation and changing trends in marriage whereas, there is a significant difference found between the male and female respondents with regard to sexual relationship, type of marriage, criteria for choosing life partner and specific motives for successful marriage.
Keywords: Marriage, attitude, changing trends, youth
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015,
Pages: 677 - 682