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Perceived openness to experience accounts for religious homogamy

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Two studies tested the hypothesis that religious homogamy—assortative mating on the basis of religion—can be partly explained by inferences about religious individuals’ openness to experience, rather than attitudes toward religion per se. Results of Study 1 indicated that non-religious participants perceived non-religious targets to be higher in openness and more appealing as romantic partners, with the first effect statistically accounting for the second. Study 2, which manipulated “religiou...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1177/1948550615574302

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Oxford
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SAGE Publisher's website
Journal:
Social Psychological and Personality Science Journal website
Publication date:
2015-03-25
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EISSN:
1948-5514
ISSN:
1948-5506
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uuid:b29a5f38-778e-4d2b-b24e-3634e4432808
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527574
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pubs:527574

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