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Marriage Satisfaction and Wellness in India and the United States: A Preliminary Comparison of Arranged Marriages and Marriages of Choice

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jane E. Myers, Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: 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 fiving in marriages of choice. Differences were found in importance 01 marital characteristics, but no differences in satisfaction were found. Differences were also found in 9 of 19 wellness scales between the 2 groups. Implications lor further research are considered.

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Publication
Journal of Counseling & Development, 83(2), 183-190.
Language: English
Date: 2005
Keywords
Marriage, Wellness, Marital satisfaction, India, United States, Arranged marriage, Marriage of choice