Understanding the Influence of Colorism on The Dating Preferences of Black Undergraduate Students at Predominantly White Institutions
Semester of Graduation
Master of Science (MS)
This study examined the effects of colorism on emerging Black undergraduate college students and how it influences their dating preferences while attending a Predominantly White Institution. The participants were 18-24 years old and self-identified as Black women attending a PWI. A secondary analysis was conducted. The findings of this study revealed that family can influence emerging Black adults dating preferences as they are likely to have the same preference as their family. There is a significantly positive relationship between family preference and dating preferences. This study also examined the correlation between media/social media and dating preferences. As there were positive and negative correlations, none were statistically strong to indicate a connection between them.
Foster, Odessa, "Understanding the Influence of Colorism on The Dating Preferences of Black Undergraduate Students at Predominantly White Institutions" (2023). LSU Master's Theses. 5726.
Williams, Ebony K.