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| Published: February 15, 2019

Effect of Gender, Economic status, Religion, Partner’s Economic Status on Interpersonal Attraction among the University Students

Md Hasibul Islam

Graduate Student, Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Dr. Asoke Kumar Saha

Professor, Department of Psychology, Jagannath University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Hamida Naz

Lecturer, Ideal College, Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Shirin Shila

Graduate Student, Department of Psychology, Jagannath University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Ummee Habiba Shithee

Psychologist, Bashundhara Special Children Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DIP: 18.01.039/20190701

DOI:10.25215/0701.039

ABSTRACT

The objective of the present study was to investigate whether Interpersonal Attraction of Bangladeshi students of Dhaka city varies based on gender, religion, and economic status. A standardized instrument, named Interpersonal Attraction Scale of McCroskey and McCain (1974), was used to collect data by purposive sampling from 300 undergraduate students of different universities of Dhaka city. This scale was divided in three categories- Social Attraction, Physical Attraction, and Task Attraction. By analyzing the results of the present study, it was found that social attraction is significant in p < .001 according to economic status that means middle class students were more socially attracted than lower and higher classes students. physical attraction is significant at p <.05 according to economic status that means middle class students were more physically attracted than lower and higher classes students. Negative significant difference between Hinduism and Muslim students at p < .05 that means Muslim students posse higher mean than Hinduism students in social attraction.
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Md Hasibul Islam @ hasib.29690@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.039/20190701

DOI:10.25215/0701.039

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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 1, January-March, 2019