Mate Preferences in Three Muslim-Majority Countries: Sex Differences and Personality Correlates

Published on 2019-10-11T12:09:27Z (GMT) by
<div><p>Cross-cultural research on long-term mate preferences in Muslim-majority countries is scarce. The research described here aims to examine the KASER (kindness/dependability, attractiveness/sexuality, status/resources, education/intelligence, and religiosity/chastity) model of mate preferences in Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey (<i>N</i> = 1,089). We examined structural validity, measurement invariance between men and women, sex differences, cultural differences, and Big Five personality correlates of these dimensions of mate preferences. Findings supported preregistered hypotheses regarding sex differences in mate preferences. Multilevel models suggested that the magnitude of sex differences was invariant across cultures. Personality correlates of mate preferences varied across cultures, but agreeableness consistently predicted the preference for kind and dependable partners across cultures. In sum, sex differences in mate preferences within and across three Muslim-majority countries described here replicate previous findings, but evidence for personality correlates of mate preferences is mixed, variable across cultures, and in need of further examination in non-Western samples.</p></div>

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Atari, Mohammad; Chaudhary, Nabiha; Al-Shawaf, Laith (2019): Mate Preferences in Three Muslim-Majority Countries: Sex Differences and Personality Correlates. SAGE Journals. Collection. https://doi.org/10.25384/SAGE.c.4695248.v1