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dc.contributor.advisorRanjit, Yerina S.eng
dc.contributor.authorSeymour, Caleb R.eng
dc.date.issued2022eng
dc.date.submitted2022 Summereng
dc.description.abstractMany studies have reported the positive relationship of perceived political similarity with dating intention in the world of online dating. However, there are currently no studies which consider this relationship alongside coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine status and their combined influence on romantic consideration. In this study, we conduct a posttest-only design with a 2 (vaccinated) x 2 (political affiliation) x 2 (gender) online experiment, including variables such as vaccine perceptions, party identification, sensation seeking, and dating intention. Participants (N=97) were shown four avatar profiles of the opposite sex; each profile was displayed as vaccinated or unvaccinated and Democrat or Republican. Once exposed to these dating profile, subjects answered a survey to determine how individual dating intention differed in relation to the subject's own political affiliation and "vaccination status." The results indicate that males and females have higher dating intention with partners that have political similarity. However, females have higher dating intention with partners who share vaccine similarity while males have no relationship between vaccine similarity on dating intention. The implications of these findings may suggest that the formation of romantic relationships is currently influenced by personal health decisions compared to the decisions of potential online partners; this being a symptom of a much larger degree of affective polarization in the United States which continues to grow.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.format.extentvii, 38 pages : illustrations (color)eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/94028
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/94028eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.titleLovesick: the effects of political partisanship and COVID-19 vaccine perceptions on online romantic partner selectioneng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication (MU)eng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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