Character Strengths are Prominent as Mate Preferences of Turkish Students

Authors

  • Elizabeth Michelle White Arkansas State University, United States
  • Amy R. Pearce Arkansas State University, United States
  • Irina Khramtsova Arkansas State University, United States

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v1i2.555

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Turkey

Abstract

This study addressed the traits and characteristics that Turkish students deem most important in a long-term romantic partner. We collected quantitative and qualitative data on characteristics desired in romantic partners from students attending Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi in Istanbul, Turkey. Like our previous cross-cultural studies conducted in Japan, Russia and the United States, results supported dependability and love as the most important traits. Overall, positive internal attributes were rated as highly important and we recommend the traits associated with the positive psychology movement be more fully considered in future studies on mate preferences.

Author Biographies

Elizabeth Michelle White, Arkansas State University, United States

Elizabeth M. White is in the Mental Health Counseling graduate program at Arkansas State University. Amy R. Pearce, PhD, and Irina Khramtsova, EdD, are associate professors of psychology at Arkansas State University.

Amy R. Pearce, Arkansas State University, United States

Elizabeth M. White is in the Mental Health Counseling graduate program at Arkansas State University. Amy R. Pearce, PhD, and Irina Khramtsova, EdD, are associate professors of psychology at Arkansas State University. 

Irina Khramtsova, Arkansas State University, United States

Elizabeth M. White is in the Mental Health Counseling graduate program at Arkansas State University. Amy R. Pearce, PhD, and Irina Khramtsova, EdD, are associate professors of psychology at Arkansas State University.

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Published

2011-07-01

How to Cite

White, E. M., Pearce, A. R., & Khramtsova, I. (2011). Character Strengths are Prominent as Mate Preferences of Turkish Students. Journal of International Students, 1(2), 64–68. https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v1i2.555

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