A theoretical framework of Interracial Couple Relationship Success: empirical findings from a sample of Black-White couples in the United States

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dc.contributor.author Deitz, Sharon Luu
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-01T14:17:25Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-01T14:17:25Z
dc.date.issued 2016-08-01 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/32849
dc.description.abstract The current study proposes a theoretical model of Interracial Couple Relationship Success and empirically tests a portion of the model in which ethnic identity is linked to relationship satisfaction for Black-White interracial couples. Data were collected from 185 heterosexual Black-White marital couples in the United States. An actor-partner interdependence model (APIM) was used to test the direct and indirect effects of ethnic identity to relationship satisfaction via self-esteem and problem-solving skills. The results indicated ethnic identity of both Black and White partners was related to Black but not White partners’ self-esteem. Findings also revealed significant indirect pathways from Black partners’ self-esteem to their own relationship satisfaction via effective problem-solving skills. The indirect pathway from Black partners’ self-esteem to partner relationship satisfaction was also mediated by partner perceptions of problem-solving in the relationship. The results of this study informs the continued development of the of Interracial Couple Relationship Success model and offers data regarding the role of identity and individual well-being in the context of interracial relationships. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Robert H. Poresky Assistantship en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject interracial couples en_US
dc.subject ethnic identity en_US
dc.subject actor-partner interdependence model en_US
dc.title A theoretical framework of Interracial Couple Relationship Success: empirical findings from a sample of Black-White couples in the United States en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.description.degree Doctor of Philosophy en_US
dc.description.level Doctoral en_US
dc.description.department School of Family Studies and Human Services en_US
dc.description.advisor Jared R. Anderson en_US
dc.date.published 2016 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth August en_US


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