This project, ""All the Single Ladies:" Single College-Educated Black Women's Perception of Marriage and Intimate Relationships," is an exploratory study that gathers single heterosexual college-educated Black women's perceptions of intimate relationships. Using semi-structured interviews, the women disclosed how their family structure, career and education goals, race, location and standards influence their perceptions of forming and obtaining intimate relationships. This particular cohort of women brings an interesting perspective, as they have experience in higher education and as career women, but maintain a "single" marital status. This research was done because there was a deficit in the research on Black women's perceptions of intimate relationships as compared to White women's. The goal of this study was to further understand the value single, college-educated Black women place on marriage and what hinders and influences their perceptions.
Date of Degree
Master of Arts (MA)
Sociology and Corrections
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Henderson, B. (2014). "All the Single Ladies:" Single College-Educated Black Women's Perceptions of Marriage and Intimate Relationships [Master’s thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/299/
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