This quantitative study was a correlational exploration of cultural beliefs and behaviors related to family, work, and social activities, and their impact on marital satisfaction among first- and second-generation Haitian immigrants to the United States. Eighty respondents completed a marital satisfaction survey and a cultural beliefs and behaviors survey of 150 questions each. Of the 80 participants, 40 were first-generation and the other 40 were second-generation immigrants. All of the participants were 18 years old and older, lived in an urban area, and were married. It was hypothesized that first-generation Haitian Americans would score higher than their second-generation counterparts regarding interdependent cultural beliefs and behaviors specific to family, work, and social activities, which would positively correlate with marital satisfaction. It was also hypothesized that second-generation Haitian Americans would score higher than their first-generation counterparts regarding independent cultural beliefs and behaviors specific to family, work, and social activities. It was expected that these scores would positively correlate with marital satisfaction. The relationships between the variables were explored through the performance of descriptive statistics and multiple regression analysis. The results of the analysis of variance indicated no significant differences in marital satisfaction scores between first and second-generation Haitians. In addition, the multiple regression analysis indicated that cultural beliefs and behaviors associated with social activities, family, and work were not significantly related to marital satisfaction for either first or second-generation Haitian immigrants.
|Commitee:||GANGL, AMY, WASHINGTON, TRACEE|
|Department:||School of Public Service Leadership|
|School Location:||United States -- Minnesota|
|Source:||DAI-A 76/07(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Individual & family studies|
|Keywords:||Cultural behaviors, Cultural beliefs, Haitians, Marital satisfaction|
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