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dc.contributor.authorAlder, Meagan C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:34:04Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:34:04Z
dc.date.issued2005-04-15en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-04232005-102449en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/31843
dc.description.abstractWhile there is a growing body of knowledge on newlyweds and the transitions they go through, very little is known about the experience of newlyweds who are also members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). The purpose of this study was to gain a picture of the LDS newlywed experience through in-depth interviews. Seeking to understand the overall experience of LDS newlyweds, this study was conducted using a phenomenological perspective to explore how these couplesâ expectations of marriage correspond with their actual experience of marriage, how the LDS faith influenced the expectations and/or experience of marriage, and finally to uncover what external and internal factors helped or hindered their transition to marriage. In-depth interviews were conducted with six young LDS newlywed couples and were coded for themes. The main themes found include the pressure to marry, process of discovering sexual intimacy and an overall evaluation of expectations and experience. Implications for therapists and future research are indicated.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartFinalThesis.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartVita.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectLatter-day Saintsen_US
dc.subjectnewlyweden_US
dc.subjectexperienceen_US
dc.subjectexpectationsen_US
dc.titleLatter-day Saint Couples' Experience as Newlywedsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHuman Developmenten_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHuman Developmenten_US
dc.contributor.committeechairStith, Sandra M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberColeman, Jean U.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHuebner, Angela J.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04232005-102449/en_US
dc.date.sdate2005-04-23en_US
dc.date.rdate2005-05-06
dc.date.adate2005-05-06en_US


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