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dc.contributor.authorDonnell, Angela S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:51:21Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:51:21Z
dc.date.issued1998-12-01en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-121198-102319en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/46192
dc.description.abstractINSIDE INTERRACIAL MARRIAGES: ACCOUNTD OF BLACK-WHITE COUPLES By Angela S. Donnell (ABSTRACT) The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate the chronic daily concerns that eight self-identified Black-White interracial couples described as stressful and to identify the coping strategies that they utilized to reduce feelings of distress. Another goal of this study was to discover the actions that these eight couples took to maintain marital satisfaction. This investigation consisted of a total of 24 interviews, 16 individual and 8 couple interviews, based on the research questions guided by stress and coping theory. Couples identified three chronic stressors: Worrying About Children, Wanting to be Accepted, and Building a Successful Marriage; Nine coping strategies were identified: Distancing, Putting Family First, Problem-Solving, Accepting of Problems, Having Faith in God, Denial, Communicating With Spouse, Positive Reframing/Reflecting, and Escaping. Five maintenance behaviors were identified as well: Having Couple/Family Time, Communicating, Being Considerate, Getting Away Together, and Planning/Remembering Special Occasions.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartETD.PDFen_US
dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectstessen_US
dc.subjectmaintenanceen_US
dc.subjectcopingen_US
dc.subjectBlack-White couplesen_US
dc.subjectinterracial couplesen_US
dc.subjectinterracialen_US
dc.subjectmarriageen_US
dc.titleInside Interracial Marriages: Accounts of Black-White Couplesen_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.committeechairBird, Gloria W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRogers, Cosby Steeleen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSporakowski, Michael J.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-121198-102319/en_US
dc.date.sdate1998-12-11en_US
dc.date.rdate1999-12-17
dc.date.adate1998-12-17en_US


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