A new research report from China shows that the attitude of children toward love is shaped by the educational levels of their parents.
For the purpose of the study, 2,473 college students in Beijing were examined for the gradational measure of their attitude toward love (ATL). They were followed for four years consecutively and it was found that students whose parents had higher educational qualifications were likely to have children with realistic rather than romantic attitude to love. Higher income and cultural milieu also had impact on the children's ATL. The effect was seen to be stable across genders and ages.
The quality of intimate relationships, initial attraction, courtship, marriage are determined by the outlook an individual may have gained from family and time spent in college. The scientific study of ATL shows that realistic view of love rather than romantic view is attained by children if their parents are financially well off leading to perhaps long term better outcomes for the next generation.