Determinants of marital quality in an arranged marriage society.

  title={Determinants of marital quality in an arranged marriage society.},
  author={Keera Allendorf and Dirgha J. Ghimire},
  journal={Social science research},
  volume={42 1},
Drawing on a uniquely large number of items on marital quality, this study explores the determinants of marital quality in Chitwan Valley, Nepal. Marital quality is measured with five dimensions identified through exploratory factor analysis, comprising satisfaction, communication, togetherness, problems, and disagreements. Gender, education, spouse choice, and marital duration emerge as the most important determinants of these dimensions of marital quality. Specifically, men, those with more… CONTINUE READING
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