ERIC Number: EJ698395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-22
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Marriage Satisfaction and Wellness in India and the United States: A Preliminary Comparison of Arranged Marriages and Marriages of Choice
Myers, Jane E.; Madathil, Jayamala; Tingle, Lynne R.
Journal of Counseling and Development, v83 n2 p183 Spr 2005
Forty-five individuals (22 couples and 1 widowed person) living in arranged marriages in India completed questionnaires measuring marital satisfaction and wellness. The data were compared with existing data on individuals in the United States living in marriages of choice. Differences were found in importance of marital characteristics, but no differences in satisfaction were found. Differences were also found in 9 of 19 wellness scales between the 2 groups. Implications for further research are considered.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: India; United States