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Marital satisfaction related to acculturation and inter/intraracial aspects of Asian-Indian marriages


2005 2005

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Abstract (summary)

The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of how Asian-Indians adjust to living in the United States; to understand marriages between people with the same ethnicity or a different ethnicity; and to learn how acculturation and inter/intraracial marriages relate to levels of marital satisfaction among Asian-Indians. Research included recruiting Asian-Indian couples from various professional and cultural conferences, as well as contact through word-of-mouth. Asian-Indian couples were asked to complete three questionnaires that assess overall relationship functioning, acculturation, and demographic information. Measures included: Dyadic Adjustment Scale, The Suinn-Lew Asian Self-Identity Acculturation Scale, and a questionnaire pertaining to participant's socio-demographics. Results indicated that there were significant differences between inter/intraracial Asian-Indians in relation to marital satisfaction and their level of acculturation.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Social psychology;
Psychotherapy;
Families & family life;
Personal relationships;
Sociology;
Minority & ethnic groups
Classification
0451: Social psychology
0622: Psychotherapy
0628: Families & family life
0628: Personal relationships
0628: Sociology
0631: Minority & ethnic groups
0631: Sociology
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Psychology; Acculturation; Asian Indian; Ethnicity; Marital satisfaction
Title
Marital satisfaction related to acculturation and inter/intraracial aspects of Asian-Indian marriages
Author
Naratadam, Thomas J.
Number of pages
68
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0971
Source
DAI-B 68/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Smith, Michael; Leonhard, Christopher
University/institution
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
University location
United States -- Illinois
Degree
Psy.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3259773
ProQuest document ID
305349879
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305349879
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