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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Long-Lasting, Satisfied, Bicultural United States Veterans and German Spouses: A Phenomenological Study
by Tophoven, Ingo, Ph.D., Regent University, 2014, 345; 3636236
Abstract (Summary)

This is an interpretative phenomenological study examining the lived experiences of five long-lasting, self-report satisfied, German-American military couples, using semi-structured interviews. Each bicultural couple that participated was married thirty years or longer and consisted of one German native wife and one American veteran husband. Eight themes emerged from the data: (a) tri-cultural marriage experiences; (b) faith, religion, belief systems; (c) intimacy; (d) overcoming: good coping, commitment, and humor; (e) respect and appreciation systems; (f) trust and fidelity; (g) communication and the need to improve; and (h) keeping things alive.

Keywords: Bicultural marriage, Long-lasting marriage, Phenomenology, and Veterans

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Leitch-Alford, Linda
Commitee: Bochmann, Andreas, Trout, Amy
School: Regent University
Department: School of Psychology and Counseling
School Location: United States -- Virginia
Source: DAI-B 76/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Social research, European Studies, Counseling Psychology, Military history
Keywords: Bicultural, German spouse, Long-lasting, Marriage, Phenomenology, Satisfaction, Veterans
Publication Number: 3636236
ISBN: 978-1-321-17735-0
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