Additional Information Abstract This study focuses on the factors underlying differences in relationship quality between interethnic and same-ethnic couples.
In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: A More Perfect Union: Modern American Christian-Jewish Marriages Janice McDavit bio Introduction Although interfaith marriages in the United States have been burgeoning, only a small fraction of psychological literature examines this topic.
This study found that, contrary to previous psychological findings as well as some conventional wisdom, people in Christian-Jewish interfaith marriages are just as satisfied with their marriages as are people in same-faith unions.
This finding was consistent, even if people reported that their strength of religious faith was high. These results epitomize a recent trend of improved authenticity in American Christian- Jewish marriages. Interfaith marriage has often been understood and portrayed as the epitome of inauthenticity.
A Psychological Basis for a Common Cultural Narrative American culture is replete with the idea that an interfaith marriage is destined for rocky waters. Television shows such as thirtysomething have commonly presented Christian-Jewish marriages as complicated unions where the Jewish spouse embarks upon a soul-wrenching search for religious identity in a culture dominated by Christmas trees and church bells.
Many psychologists have designed and analyzed programs dedicated to easing the assumed challenges of a Christian-Jewish marriage. Most psychological studies have found a positive correlation between religious homogamy and marital satisfaction.
In other words, people in religiously homogamous same-faith marriages have been found to be more satisfied with their marriages than have people in religiously heterogamous interfaith marriages. The psychological evidence for this belief first surfaced in the early s, initially revealing a curious gender difference.
Inpsychologist Norval Glenn found that males were significantly happier in homogamous marriages than heterogamous marriages. There was no difference between Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish males on this issue. Females, however, were equally happy in homogamous and heterogamous marriages.
Like Glenn, Heaton found that people in homogamous marriages were more satisfied with their marriages than were people in interfaith unions. According to Glenn, children were the key to the relationship between religious homogamy and marital satisfaction.From a different perspective, England and McClintock () argue in one of the ..
Unlike their first marriages, Nina. Research published in Springer's Journal of Family and Economic Issues looked at data from and National Longitudinal Study of Youth, to get a sense of how attitudes toward marriage, debt. For a final example, a study focused on the marriages of fundamentalist Christians might find that in these marriages, marital commitment is phrased as a religious sacrament.
This paper examines age-heterogamous marriages. We test the notion that such marriages are most prevalent among the upper classes, and the belief that they exhibit poorer marital quality than age.
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Study Marriage and Family flashcards from kelly f. on StudyBlue. heterogamous marriages are the happiest. A)the choice of a life-partner is not a random decision but based on homogamy. A marriage between two similar individuals is: A)heterogamy.
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