Navigation Links
College Students: 25 Is Perfect Age for Marriage
Date:12/4/2012

TUESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A national survey finds that American college students believe that 25 is the right age to get married, but most of their parents believe that's a bit too young.

"The assumption has been that the younger generation wants to delay marriage and parents are hassling them about when they would get married," study lead author Brian Willoughby, a professor at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, said in a university news release. "We actually found the opposite -- that the parental generation is showing the 'slow-down' mindset more than the young adults."

The survey included more than 500 college students from five campuses around the country, and the students' parents. The concern about their children getting married too young was shared by both mothers and fathers.

"Initially we thought that this might be dads wanting their daughters to delay marriage," Willoughby said. "Moms and dads trended together -- gender wasn't a factor."

In general, the parents believed the right age to get married was a year older than what their children said, according to the study, which was published in the November print issue of The Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

One of the main reasons for parents' wanting their children to get married at a later age was that they believed their children should get an education first, according to the survey.

"I think parents have a lot of fear for their kids that makes them want to delay the transitions to adulthood," Willoughby said.

The median age for first marriages in the United States is 27, according to 2010 Census data.

More information

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy offers advice about marriage preparation.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Brigham Young University, news release


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Weill Cornell Medical College establishes Center for Healthcare Informatics and Policy
2. Texting in College Classrooms Common, Distracting
3. Overuse Injuries Common Among Female College Athletes
4. American College of Cardiology cites new USF Simulation Center for Training Excellence
5. University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work announces partnership with MD Anderson
6. More College-Educated Women Having Children
7. US Army internal medicine Masters, Fellows honored by American College of Physicians
8. US Army internal medicine residents receive awards from American College of Physicians
9. More Mental Health Woes in College Kids Who Abuse Prescription Drugs
10. Better Health Screening Urged for Female College Athletes
11. College Athlete Deaths in Workouts Spur New Guidelines
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
College Students: 25 Is Perfect Age for Marriage
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... July 24, 2017 , ... Committed to eliminating clubfoot ... over 100,000 children in their treatment program. Clubfoot is a pervasive problem in ... treatment is limited or non-existent. Without intervention, these children are destined to grow ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) , ... July 24, ... ... is figuring out how to change manufacturers future. , The agency is hammering ... Century Cures Act, one of the farthest-ranging laws ever to affect FDA-regulated firms. ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... ... “The Perfect Gift”: a customizable and interactive Bible study guide for children. “The Perfect Gift” ... She has always accepted Christ as her Savior, yet never studied His word, surrendered ... when she wrote this book to her children, so they would know the importance of ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... July 24, 2017 , ... “Journey to the Light: ... novel that details a young woman’s path to finding herself. “Journey to the ... of published author, Jamie Grayson, an experienced writer of newsletters, manuals, and articles, who ...
(Date:7/23/2017)... ... July 23, 2017 , ... ... of education and training standards for healthcare treatment providers, offers healthcare professionals ... the iaedp™ Core Curriculum. , Presented as either online or as a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/17/2017)... , July 17, 2017  MedX Holdings, Inc., the ... testing, strengthening and rehabilitation equipment, today announced the national ... MedX is considered the gold standard for the treatment ... specialized medical strengthening equipment. ... with the physician or practice who prescribe the MedX ...
(Date:7/13/2017)... , July 13, 2017  Centurion Medical Products, a leader ... DisImpactor ® fecal impaction removal device for hospice patient care. ... Centurion ... Patient pain management and emotional ... Hospice can help alleviate patient pain while preventing unneeded emergency department ...
(Date:7/12/2017)... Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) has entered ... patent litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern ... ® (tadalafil) unit dose patent. This patent was previously ... the agreement, Cialis exclusivity is now expected to end at ... dose patent for Cialis is valid and infringed by companies ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: