Marital therapy help-seeking attitudes of young adults in mainland China

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Show simple item record Adams, Rebekah D. Aducci, C. J. Anderson, Jared R. Johnson, Matthew D. Zheng, Fuming Liu, Wenli 2013-03-21T13:21:14Z 2013-03-21T13:21:14Z 2013-03-21
dc.description.abstract Using qualitative interview data from young adults in Mainland China (n = 24), the current study explored help-seeking attitudes toward marital therapy. In general, significant relationship problems that participants labeled as communication difficulties, emotional distance, and thoughts of divorce were seen as legitimate reasons to seek out marital therapy. Nearly all participants reported that before seeking out professional services, they would first talk to friends and family members, and only if problems did not abate or continued to be a significant risk to relationship harmony and stability would they be open to seeking out professional services. Finally, the participants generally believed that their family and friends would support their decision to access marital therapy services. The results from this study point to the importance of developing effective, culturally relevant approaches to the treatment of marital distress in Mainland China. en_US
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dc.rights This is an electronic version of an article published in The American Journal of Family Therapy, 41(1), 63-71. The American Journal of Family Therapy is available online at: en_US
dc.subject China en_US
dc.subject Marital therapy en_US
dc.title Marital therapy help-seeking attitudes of young adults in mainland China en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US 2013 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1080/01926187.2011.638573 en_US
dc.citation.epage 71 en_US
dc.citation.issue 1 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle American Journal of Family Therapy en_US
dc.citation.spage 63 en_US
dc.citation.volume 41 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jra en_US

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