Manas Journal of Social Studies , vol.108, no.16, pp.207-208, 2006 (International Refereed University Journal)
This study explores dating behaviours and perceptions of students on some
aspects of marriage and marital preparation in Kyrgyzstan by using
questionnaire data. The results indicated that the majority of students had
dating experiences to date and also had a positive approach towards marriage.
Almost entire sample preferred self-initiated marriage. However, less than half
of them felt that they were ready for marriage. Vast majority of the individuals
reported a need for preparation in relation to marriage and family life. The
Most frequently cited topics for possible marital preparation courses were
communication and conflict management. This study also found ethnic group
and gender differences regarding dating and perceptions of marriage.
Key Words: University Students in Kyrgyzstan.