Understanding Quality of Marriage among Malays

Abdul Razak Abd Manaf, Maria Harries, Michael Clare

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This qualitative research examines the perceptions of forty-five married Malay individuals about what they understand to be the ingredients of quality marital relationships. It utilised semi-structured interviews as a primary data-gathering instrument. In this paper, the researcher explains some of the reasons for the research question about quality of marital relationships, why the researcher decided to use a qualitative research design and how these interviews were conducted. Finally, this paper describes how the data are being analysed and identifies some issues that have arisen during this process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-179
JournalInternational Journal of Humanities and Social Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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