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dc.contributor.authorCampbell, Kelly
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T03:18:58Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T03:18:58Z
dc.date.issued2008-05
dc.identifier.othercampbell_kelly_200805_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/campbell_kelly_200805_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/24571
dc.description.abstractA mixed methods approach was used to investigate newlyweds’ marital conceptualizations including their expectations of infidelity and divorce. Two hundred and seventy-six newlywed individuals completed an online qualitative assessment, and a subset of 213 completed quantitative assessments. Marriage was primarily conceptualized in terms of love, friendship, and lifelong commitment. Individuals were more likely to hold conservative views of marriage if they were highly religious, Republican, had emotionally stable personalities, and if they had not experienced premarital cohabitation and/or sex. Approximately 50% of newlyweds expected to experience infidelity and 72% indicated some expectation of divorce. They were less likely to expect infidelity if they were religious and more likely to expect it if they believed their spouse would engage in extramarital sex. They were more likely to expect divorce if they had less agreeable personalities, if their parents had divorced, and if they had low levels of relationship satisfaction and/or commitment.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectNewlyweds
dc.subjectMarriage
dc.subjectMarital expectations
dc.subjectInfidelity
dc.subjectDivorce
dc.subjectSymbolic interaction
dc.subjectMixed methods
dc.subjectOnline survey
dc.titleThe meaning of "I do"
dc.title.alternativea mixed methods examination of newlyweds' marital expectations
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentChild and Family Development
dc.description.majorChild and Family Development
dc.description.advisorDavid W. Wright
dc.description.committeeDavid W. Wright
dc.description.committeeLeslie G. Simons
dc.description.committeeJerry Gale


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