Date of Award:

5-1987

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Family Consumer Human Development

Committee Chair(s)

Kim Openshaw

Committee

Kim Openshaw

Committee

Jay D. Schvaneveldt

Committee

Donald V. Sisson

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to examine the relationship between the content of moral thought and premarital sexual standards. The sample used (n=lS9) was homogeneous and purposive; the majority of the sample was female, second year college students, and Caucasian. A discriminant analysis using the sexual standards of permissiveness with affection and the traditional standard as dependent variables, and the moral constructs of egoism, hedonism, nonhedonism, utilitarianism, deontology, rule-utilitarianism, act-utilitarianism, rule-orientation, and act-orientation as independent (predictor) variables was run. This analysis resulted in a final model in which egoism, hedonism, nonhedonism, act-utilitarianism, and rule orientation were found to be the polarizing variables between the traditional group and the permissiveness with affection group.

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