Title

Assessing Perceived Marriage Education Needs and Interests among Latinos in a Select Western Community

Keywords

Marriage and relationship education, Latino marriage education

Abstract

This study utilized focus groups to assess the perceived needs and interests for marriage education among single and married Latino individuals. Individuals (n=53) at various points in the marital developmental life cycle were studied, from high school to married people with children. Professionals working with Latinos also participated (n=12). Participants were asked 14 open-ended questions to assess various elements of marriage education including content, cost, convenient locations, sources of information, perceived barriers to getting service, and how to get people involved in programs. Findings showed that most females were concerned about domestic violence and infidelity while males were more concerned about financial stability, communication and parenting skills. Professionals echoed many of these findings. Implications for Latino marriage education are discussed.

Original Publication Citation

Snyder, I. B., Duncan, S. F., & Larson, J. H. (2010). Assessing perceived marriage education needs and interests among Latinos in a select Western community. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 41, 347-367.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2021-02-01

Publisher

Journal of Comparative Family Studies

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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