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The impact of sociocultural factors on relationship quality for African American couples

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The impact of sociocultural factors on relationship quality for African American couples
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Wesley
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Kiara
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1989-
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Kiara Wesley
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Kelly
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Shalonda
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Shalonda Kelly
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Rutgers University
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eng
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Compared to their White counterparts, African Americans have higher never-married and divorce rates, greater complaints of negative partner behavior, and lower relationship quality (e.g. Philips & Sweeney, 2005), and this instability is not solely attributable to structural factors such as socioeconomic status (Bulanda & Brown, 2007). The current study examined internalized racism and television media, sociocultural factors theorized to play a unique role in relationship quality for Black couples. It was hypothesized that internalized racism would predict lower relationship quality. Furthermore, it was hypothesized that greater television viewing would predict lower relationship quality, and proportions of Black-oriented and mainstream programming viewed by participants were examined to explore the impact, if any, of race. The sample was comprised of 112 African Americans in a romantic relationship (n = 22 couples or 44 participants of the total 112 sample), and the data were examined for dependency of participant scores. No significant differences between coupled and non-coupled participants were found, allowing for the use of the full sample. Consistent with previous research and expectations, hierarchical linear regressions revealed that internalized racism was a significant predictor of poorer relationship quality. However, contrary to predictions and emerging research, no television viewing variables significantly predicted relationship quality. Implications of the aforementioned findings, study limitations, and future directions are discussed.
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Psychology
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1 online resource (v, 47 p. : ill.)
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African American couples
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by Kiara Chanel Caryl Wesley
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doi:10.7282/T3639SWK
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