Intergenerational Transmission Effects on Relationship Satisfaction: A Cross-Cultural Study
intergenerational transmission, family-of-origin, relationship satisfaction, cross-cultural study, Asian
Although intergenerational transmission processes have been studied on various aspects of family life, cross-cultural comparisons have rarely been made. In the present study, the authors examine how intergenerational transmission processes on relationship satisfaction differ between individuals with different gender and cultural identities. A multigroup structural equation modeling analysis compares the influence of family-of-origin factors on relationship satisfaction between Asian-born Asian, North American–born Asian, and Caucasian American heterosexual couples. Results suggest that Asian-born Asians experience greater influence from their family-of-origin than North American–born Asians and Caucasians. Males experience greater influence from their family-of-origin than females in Asian couples whereas females experience greater influence in Caucasian couples. The results suggest that both cultural identity and gender have an impact on the intergenerational transmission of relationship quality. The findings underscore the need for further exploration of the mechanisms of the intergenerational transmission processes in different contexts.
Original Publication Citation
Yoshida, K., & Busby, D. M. (2012). Intergenerational transmission effects on relationship satisfaction: A cross-cultural study. Family Issues, 33, 202 –222.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Yoshida, Keitaro and Busby, Dean M., "Intergenerational Transmission Effects on Relationship Satisfaction: A Cross-Cultural Study" (2011). Faculty Publications. 4615.
Journal of Family Issues
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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