Interethnic and interracial dating in college
Materials The Personal Assessment of Intimacy in Relationships (PAIR) (Schaefer & Olson, 1981) was used to determine the level of intimacy that participants perceive in their relationships.
The PAIR is a 72-item instrument that assesses five types of intimacy for people in relationships: emotional, social, sexual, intellectual, and recreational.
One hundred and seven participants participated in the study.
Participants were given the Personal Assessment of Intimacy in Relationships (PAIR) scale, which explores how individuals perceive their relationship with a significant other on various aspects of intimacy.
Data were then analyzed using t-tests to examine if there were significant differences between the intercultural group and the intracultural group on the various PAIR scales.
Definitions of Inter/ Intracultural Relationships Intercultural relationships are defined here as those dating relationships including one or more of the following relationship pairs: interracial, intercultural, interethnic, and/or interfaith (heterogenous relationships).
Participants rate their perceived intimacy level on a 5-point Likert scale ranging from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree). There is not an overall score given, however, each scale has an overall score.