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Modern dating from the ages 18 to 25


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Šutić, Lucija. (2018). Modern dating from the ages 18 to 25. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Jelić, Margareta].

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Considering that today there are many different forms of dating among adults from the ages 18 to 25 and that in this period, called emerging adulthood, according to Erikson, we try to establish close relationships, the main aim of this research was to describe modern forms of dating among adults (age 18 to 25) in the Republic of Croatia, as well as their satisfaction with these relationships. We have also considered social factors which could affect modern dating. We have conducted focus groups in which 28 young people have participated (average age was 22,71), 15 male and 13 female. All participants currently live in Zagreb, and some of them are students, some of them are unemployed and some of them have a job. The trend shows that young people meet their potential romantic partners in everyday situations, such as on college or at a working place, or through a friend. Then they start going on a casual dates or start with one of more informal forms of dating, which differ regarding emotional involvement and commitment: booty call, fuck buddy or friends with benefits. These relationships can be satisfying if they satisfy one's needs, but it they do not, they can have negative impact on one's psychological well-being.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: emerging adulthood, traditional dating, modern dating, self-satisfaction
Subjects: Psychology > Socijalna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Jelić, Margareta
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2019 07:11
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2019 07:11

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