Spillover and crossover effects of Mexican immigrant wives' acculturative stress on spouses' marital satisfaction and marital conflict as moderated by wives' marriage work with husband and close friend

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Yuliana Rodriguez (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Heather Helms

Abstract: Using data gathered during home interviews with 110 first-generation, Mexican immigrant, legally married and living as married couples recruited via cultural insiders and snowball sampling methods, spillover and crossover links were examined between Mexican-origin wives' acculturative stress and their own and their husbands' reports of marital satisfaction as a function of their marriage work with husband and marriage work with friend. Hierarchical regression analyses showed that the extent to which wives' discuss marital concerns with their husbands is linked with greater marital satisfaction for wives and serves to protect husbands' evaluations of their marriage from the transmission of wives' acculturative stress. These findings represent an important first step in understanding the sociocultural factors that compromise and protect marital well-being for couples of Mexican origin living in the United States.

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Language: English
Date: 2011
Acculturative stress, Marital conflict, Marital satisfaction, Marriage, Marriage work, Mexican immigrant
Mexican American women $x Cultural assimilation $z North Carolina
Mexican Americans $x Cultural assimilation $z North Carolina
Acculturation $z North Carolina
Communication in marriage $z North Carolina
Man-woman relationships $z North Carolina

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