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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Perceptions of marriage among single heterosexual men of Generation X
by Ross, Maggie C., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 52; 1466307
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to explore what factors contribute to the perceptions of marriage among single men of Generation X between the ages of 32 and 40. Qualitative methods were used to interview 15 single heterosexual men. An open-ended interview guide was used to capture feelings and perceptions.

Analysis of the data revealed that single men from Generation X have many different perceptions of marriage regardless if their parents were divorced or not. Most of the participants came from divorced homes, but many from divorced homes still remained optimistic and felt marriage would be beneficial to their lives. The participants' ethnic or cultural or religious background did not influence their perception of marriage.

Social workers can use this research to assess men from Generation X when dealing with intimacy-related issues of marriage and family. Further research is needed to investigate men and relationships.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ranney, Molly
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 47/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Gender studies
Publication Number: 1466307
ISBN: 978-1-109-17179-2
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