ERIC Number: EJ789860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Reference Count: 40
"Together, We Are Strong": A Qualitative Study of Happy, Enduring African American Marriages
Marks, Loren D.; Hopkins, Katrina; Chaney, Cassandra; Monroe, Pamela A.; Nesteruk, Olena; Sasser, Diane D.
Family Relations, v57 n2 p172-185 Apr 2008
Thirty African American married couples (N = 60 individuals) were interviewed regarding the challenges and benefits of their happy, enduring marriages. Qualitative coding and analysis revealed 4 key themes: (1) Challenges in African American Marriages, (2) Overcoming External Challenges to Marriage, (3) Resolving Intramarital Conflict, and (4) Unity and the Importance of Being "Equally Yoked." Supporting qualitative data are presented in connection with each theme. Implications for enduring marriages among African Americans specifically are discussed.
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