Adjustment to divorce: A preliminary study among Muslim Arab citizens of Israel

Orna Cohen*, Rivka Savaya

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Abstract

Adjustment to divorce in a sample of 312 Muslim Arab citizens of Israel was associated both with variables that have been shown to affect adjustment to divorce in Western societies and with variables specific to the culture of the study. The former included male gender, education, current employment, fewer accompanying stressors, and greater satisfaction with the divorce process. The latter were the respondents' self-defined modernity (as opposed to traditionalism) and their disinclination to perceive divorced persons as bad parents and spouses and as socially deviant, in accord with the social stereo-type of their community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-290
Number of pages22
JournalFamily Process
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2003

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