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Topics of marital disagreement among African-American and Euro-American newlyweds.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12785622     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To see what issues couples most and least often reported as topics of marital disagreement, survey data were analyzed for 113 African-American and 131 Euro-American couples reporting in the first and third years of marriage. Friedman tests showed that in both the first and third years of marriage, money was most often reported as a topic of marital disagreement; tensions about leisure, each spouse's family of origin. and children were reported significantly less often; and tensions about religion were reported least often. Findings were very similar for African Americans and Euro-Americans, and for husbands and wives. Overall, findings show considerable stability in the relative frequency with which specific topics reportedly evoke tension early in marriage.
Jean Oggins
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological reports     Volume:  92     ISSN:  0033-2941     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Rep     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-05     Completed Date:  2003-07-08     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376475     Medline TA:  Psychol Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  419-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of California at San Francisco, 94142-6856, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / psychology*
Conflict (Psychology)*
European Continental Ancestry Group / psychology*
Marriage / psychology*

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