Perceived marital satisfaction as a function of acculturative discrepancy in English -speaking West Indian immigrants

Lucille Rebecca Baptiste, Fordham University

Abstract

This study was undertaken to gain a better understanding of the relation between acculturation and marital satisfaction in English-speaking West Indian immigrants. Subjects included 129 married couples residing in New York City who filled out three questionnaires: Mendoza's (1989) Cultural Life Style Inventory, Locke-Wallace Marital Adjustment Scale (Locke & Wallace, 1959), and a demographic questionnaire designed for the study.^ A negative relationship between spousal discrepancies in Cultural Resistance, Cultural Incorporation, and Cultural Shift and marital satisfaction was expected to exist. It was also predicted that a negative relationship between spousal discrepancies and global levels of acculturation and marital satisfaction existed. An individual's cultural dominance (CI, CR, CS) and marital satisfaction was examined. It was proposed that a positive relationship would exist between individual global levels of acculturation and marital satisfaction. ^

Subject Area

School counseling|Individual & family studies|Ethnic studies

Recommended Citation

Baptiste, Lucille Rebecca, "Perceived marital satisfaction as a function of acculturative discrepancy in English -speaking West Indian immigrants" (1995). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI9530942.
http://fordham.bepress.com/dissertations/AAI9530942

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