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Psychological factors associated with singlehood : Using the theory of planned behavior

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  • 未婚化に影響する心理学的諸要因 : 計画行動理論を用いて
  • ミコンカ ニ エイキョウスル シンリガクテキ ショ ヨウイン ケイカク コウド

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More people are choosing to remain single in Japan. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the intention to marry and various psychological factors, using Ajzen & Madden's (1986) theory of planned behavior, which has received the most attention among the models of the attitude-behavior relation. The results show psychological factors such as general attitudes toward marriage, loss of freedom felt by marriage, perceived behavioral control, individualism, and impressions of parents' marital relationships are related to a person's willingness to marry. However, subjective norm and gender-role orientation are not related. In conclusion, more people will remain single because psychological motivation for marriage will decrease.


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