COMPARISON OF COUPLE-INITIATED AND FAMILY-INITIATED MARRIAGES IN TURKEY


HORTACSU N., ORAL A.

JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, vol.134, no.2, pp.229-239, 1994 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 134 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00224545.1994.9711386
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.229-239

Abstract

In this study, differences between individuals involved in couple- and family-initiated marriages were investigated with respect to educational background, relationship duration, context and nature of interactions with partner, degree of perceived disclosure, and ratings of different reasons for marriage. Questionnaires were administered to a sample of Turkish men and women who applied for a marriage license for their first marriage. The results revealed differences between individuals involved in the two kinds of marriages, in terms of background variables as well as context of interaction with partner and cognitions concerning the relationship.