Benefits of marriage have been observed in the following areas: finances (Timmermann, 2013); sex (Yabiku & Gager 2009); mental health (Simon, 2002); physical health (Sifferlin, 2015); health related behaviors (Sifferlin, 2015); and children’s academic performance and well-being (Liu & Heiland, 2012). Nonetheless, marriage within the U.S. has declined over the past few decades (Luscombe, 2014), specifically within the black community (Dixon, 2009). This study utilized Parks and Rosen’s (2013) Marital Attitudes and Expectations Scale (MAES) to explore intent to marry, general attitudes toward marriage, and expectations for marital relationships among blacks and whites in America and found that white divorced men were more likely to remarry than black divorced men. No other statistical differences were observed. This study concluded by addressing implications and areas for future research.
|Commitee:||Smith, Jaquelyn R., Hilliard, Tandrea|
|Department:||School of Psychology & Counseling|
|School Location:||United States -- Virginia|
|Source:||DAI-A 81/2(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Psychology, African American Studies|
|Keywords:||Black marriage, Intent to marry, Marital Attitudes and Expectations Scale, Marital expectations, Marriage between blacks and whites, Martital attitudes|
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