The current phenomenological qualitative study aimed to understand marital expectations in married African immigrants and United States-born (U.S.-born) married couples. Eighty-five African-born immigrant and U.S.-born couples from a predominately Seventh-day Adventist sample residing in the U.S. completed the Marital Expectations Questionnaire (MEQ). We analyzed data collected in response to the first question. Data analysis revealed 12 codes associated with four themes related to marital expectations: (a) Care and Support; (b) Love and affection (c) Commitment and (d) Shared Values. We present implications for marital relationships and future research.
Marital Expectations, African Marriages, Qualitative Research
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Ngazimbi, E., Daire, A. P., Carlson, R. G., & Munyon, M. D. (2017). Analysis of Marital Expectations in African Immigrant and United States-Born Married Couples. The Qualitative Report, 22(3), 831-848. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol22/iss3/10