Examining University Student Perception of Romance Relationship

International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) | Volume II, Issue XII, December 2018 | ISSN 2454–6186

Examining University Student Perception of Romance Relationship

Nadzirah1, C. Azlini2, M.Y. Kamal3, Z.M. Lukman4, R. Normala5

1,2,3,4,5Faculty of Applied Social Sciences, University Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Nerus, Terengganu, Malaysia

Abstract—Nowadays, we often come across teenagers who are involved in romantic relationships. During adolescence, teenagers are more prone to be involved in a romantic relationship. There are various perceptions expressed by each individual in their romantic relationship. The study is conducted to determine the perception of the romantic relationship among university students. The researcher conducted a study by obtaining data through the participation of University Sultan Zainal Abidin’s students and 351 respondents had answered the questionnaire given. Respondents consisted of 124 male students and 227 female students. A total of 88.0% of the respondents stated that they love their partner and 82.4% stated they were serious about their love affair. In conclusion, most of the students show that they love their partner and serious on the love affair they had in university life.

Keywords—Young Adult, Relationship Satisfaction, Perception, University Students, Romantic Relationship


The importance of forming a solid and meaningful relationship during early adults is difficult to say. However, the formation of a romantic relationship is seen as a method of formation to bean adult [1]. Early adults who are able to create and maintain an intimate relationship positively will be more satisfied with life and they are able to secure their life towards a better future [2].
According to psychological adjustments, romantic relationship experience in young adults can set the basis for future relationships and the quality of caring for their future children will improve when they enter the life of parenthood [3]. Previous studies often conceptualize the quality of romance as a global construction [4]. However, the process of formulating some aspects of functionality in romantic relationships such as problem-solving skills, love, and managing conflict can provide more specific information about the two relationships and factors affecting this dimension.

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