The relationship between perceived interparental conflict and Malaysian young adults' attitudes toward divorce

Kwan, Lydia Li-Ya, Mellor, David, Rizzuto, Laura, Kolar, Christina and Mamat, Norul Hidayah Bt. 2013, The relationship between perceived interparental conflict and Malaysian young adults' attitudes toward divorce, Journal of divorce & remarriage, vol. 54, no. 7, pp. 596-607.

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Title The relationship between perceived interparental conflict and Malaysian young adults' attitudes toward divorce
Author(s) Kwan, Lydia Li-Ya
Mellor, David
Rizzuto, Laura
Kolar, Christina
Mamat, Norul Hidayah Bt.
Journal name Journal of divorce & remarriage
Volume number 54
Issue number 7
Start page 596
End page 607
Total pages 14
Publisher Routledge Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1050-2556
1540-4811
Keyword(s) attitudes toward divorce
gender
interparental conflict
Malaysia
young adults
Summary In the context of an upward trend in divorce rates in Malaysia, this article explores the relationship between Malaysian young adults' perceptions of interparental conflict and their own attitudes toward divorce. Two questionnaires were administered to 160 young adults between 18 and 30 years old: the Attitude Towards Divorce Scale and the Perceptions of Interparental Conflict−Intensity/Frequency Scale. A positive relationship was found between perceived intensity and frequency of interparent conflict and attitudes toward divorce in males and females, respectively; however, the associations were weak. Future investigations of divorce need to take into consideration both the cultural factors that are influential within a society and how they shape gender norms within that population to gain a greater understanding of this relationship. Such investigations will increase the understanding of non-Western culture's unique interaction between attitudes and divorce, thus potentially aiding future efforts to strengthen marriages and families.
Language eng
Field of Research 179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920410 Mental Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30061228

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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