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Participants did not show less interest in careers often considered feminine, such as those in social work or elementary education, says Park. It could be an automatic reaction. Though women represent 48 percent of the overall U. The published paper includes four studies, among them a preliminary study involving more than participants that established a link between a preference for dating smarter partners and traditional gender roles.
Women show greater preference for dating smarter partners compared to men and the more they endorsed this preference the more traditional they were in their gender roles. The three additional studies examined math performance, math identification and interest in STEM when thinking about romantic goals.
Each activated a romantic goal and across the studies a pattern emerged that showed worse math performance, less identification with math and less interest in STEM careers for those women with traditional romantic partner preferences. Parks says it's interesting that women who didn't have this partner preference tended to show better STEM outcomes, suggesting the more non-traditional preference might contribute to greater interest in STEM.
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Journal Reference : Lora E. Park, Ariana F. Young, Paul W. Eastwick, Jordan D. Troisi, Lindsey Streamer. Desirable but not smart: preference for smarter romantic partners impairs women's STEM outcomes.