Aim: The purpose of this study is to determine
opinions of university students about mate choice, marriage,
family life and gender roles. Method: It is a descriptive
study and the senior class students who study in Necmettin
Erbakan University Meram Medical School 2015-
2016 academic year (n=205) are taken into the research.
Questionnaire form that is developed by the researcher is
used for determining students’ sociodemografic characteristics
and their opinions about marriage and family life.
Results: The average age of students were 24,18±1,35.
%43,9 of participants were female, %86,8 were single,
%13,2 were engaged/married. Most of the students defined
marriage as ‘‘sharing the life’’ and ‘‘happiness and
serenity’’. Most of the participants wanted to marry. The
majority of the students defined that the most appropriate
marrying age was 25-29 for both women and men. %83,4
of participants wanted a working mate, %91 of students
thought that was not enough the religious ceremony for
marriage, %79,5 of students had no sexual experience.
Conclusions: The senior class of university students have
a positive perspective about marriage. They have inconsistencies
and contradictions some point about mate choice,
marriage and family life. Cause of this probably, they are
young and inexperienced. In our research, they are in different
attitudes about gender roles of men and women.
Men have been shown to exhibit a more traditional approach
of a more egalitarian attitude, while the women.
Keywords: Mate choice, Marriage, Family Life