DATING BEHAVIOURS, VIEWS OF MARRIAGE AND MARITAL PREPARATION AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN KYRGYZSTAN


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Çırak Karadağ S.

Manas Journal of Social Studies , cilt.108, ss.207-208, 2006 (Hakemli Üniversite Dergisi)

  • Cilt numarası: 108 Konu: 16
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Dergi Adı: Manas Journal of Social Studies
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.207-208

Özet

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.