David W. Wright's research while affiliated with University of Georgia and other places

Publications (16)

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Globalization, technological advances, and increasingly flexible social norms have contributed to more widespread intercultural relationships, particularly in multicultural societies such as the United States. In this paper, the authors use Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems framework (i.e., the macrosystem, exosystem, microsystem, chronosystem) t...
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Globalization, technological advances, and increasingly flexible social norms have contributed to more widespread intercultural relationships, particularly in multicultural societies such as the United States. In this paper, the authors use Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems framework (i.e., the macrosystem, exosystem, microsystem, chronosystem) t...
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The literature examining dual relationships in rural communities is limited, and existing ethical guidelines lack guidelines about how to navigate these complex relationships. This study uses grounded theory to explore rural therapists' perceptions of dual relationship issues, the perceived impact of minority and/or religious affiliation on the lik...
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Over time, perceptions of marriage in the United States have shifted from a social obligation to a decision based on personal fulfillment. This shift has been most pronounced for women who no longer rely upon marriage for financial security. Marriages based on personal fulfillment are more fragile so when love declines and constraints do not exist,...
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This study provides an understanding of rituals enacted in unmarried couple relationships. One hundred and twenty-nine individuals involved in unmarried relationships reported on their rituals in an online, open-ended questionnaire. A typology of 16 ritual types was developed. Twelve of the rituals have been shown to be common in marital relationsh...
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This paper provides a literature review of the incongruence between Americans’ beliefs and practices regarding marriage. In the United States, marriage is conceptualized as a monogamous, lifelong partnership. Yet American practices do not support this conceptualization, which is evidenced by infidelity and divorce rates that approximate 25-50 perce...
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This paper provides a literature review of the Incongruence between Americans' beliefs and practices regarding marriage. In the United States. marriage is conceptualized as a monogamous, lifelong partnership. Yet American practices do not support this conceptualization, which is evidenced by infidelity and divorce rates that approximate 25-50 perce...
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In this study we focus on how women's fear of sexual violence shapes their views on sexual assault and influences their use of safety strategies as well as how those safety strategies may restrict their use of time and space. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 5 participants who also journaled for one week on the topic of sexual violenc...
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Depression among rural women is a major public health concern. The purpose of this study was to test the competing theories of social causation and social selection to assess the relationship between depression and economic status for a sample of rural, low-income women in the United States. Structural equation modeling was used to analyze data fro...
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This study sought to understand whether young adults and family educators share beliefs about the components of a successful relationship. Young adults viewed successful relationships as having partners who agree on most issues. Educators characterized successful partners as exhibiting positive communication patterns and using relationship maintena...
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The purpose of this study was to better understand human capital and social support in the long-term economic well-being of rural, low-income mothers in the US. Three waves of data from a multi-state, longitudinal investigation tracking the well-being of rural families, known as “Rural Families Speak,” were used to test two latent growth curve mode...
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This study assesses the association between adult attachment styles, religiosity, and courtship violence as experienced by females. The sample was composed of 299, 18 to 24-year-old females attending junior level Human Development and Family Studies courses at a midwestern state university. Statistical analyses evaluated interactional effects and m...
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In this study, we examined the use of power in the supervisory relationship from supervisees' perspectives. Semistructured interviews of 11 supervisees in a Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education training program were conducted. From analysis of interview transcripts, themes about the ways in which supervisors and sup...
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Mental disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO, 1996). In a report on health indicators of premature death and disability, the World Bank concluded that mental health problems account for 8.1% of the global burden of disease (GBD). Industrialized nations have taken different approache...
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Because of the belief that relationships are a major contributor to problems as well as the avenue for bringing about change, the alliance between therapists and clients is important in family therapy. Writings and ideas on the therapeutic alliance from psychoanalytic theory were used by Edward Bordin to develop a working theory in 1979, and later...
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This study examined the association between the therapeutic alliance in family therapy and changes in symptom distress, interpersonal relationships, and family coping. The participants (N = 81) were members of low socioeconomic status families referred to a university clinic for in-home family therapy. Participants completed the Outcome Questionnai...

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... Eşin ve diğerlerinin gözünde ilişkide nasıl olduğu, nasıl algılandığı ve bu algılar noktasında kendini sevilemez veya çaresiz olarak tanımlayabilmektedir. Özetle erkeğin evlilikte kendini çaresiz hissettiği zamanlar iletişim becerilerinin etkili veya etkisiz işlediği zamanlardan öte evliliğin genelinde ortaya koyduğu imaj ile daha çok ilgilidir. Evliliğe olan inançlar daha çok evliliğin başarısını etkilemektedir (Campbell & Wright, 2010). ...
... The unprecedented pinnacle in international migration in conjunction with the pervasive impact of globalization on our quotidian existence is conducive to the continually augmenting cultural exchange among humans across the globe (Martin & Zürcher, 2008;Silva, Campbell, & Wright, 2012). A by-product of this phenomenon is that an increasing number of individuals speak more than one language, which can create a quandary for multilingual parents about the language(s) in which they will raise their offspring. ...
... especially sensitive nature of mental health services, ethics, confidentiality, and dual relationships that are more common in rural settings. [3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10] Other uniquely rural ethical issues that have been identified previously include increased problems of confidentiality, resource allocation/access, and scope of practice. [11][12][13][14] The results of surveys published in 2000 and 2010 indicated that clinical ethics services are available at less than 40% of rural hospitals. ...
... Reasons for entering intercultural relationships are like those of intracultural relationships: attraction, love, compatibility. While individuals from different racial, ethnic, or cultural backgrounds may have more differences between them and their partner, they are also more accepting of these differences (Silva et al., 2012). Though, these cultural differences between the partners can sometimes lead to conflict in the relationship (Silva et al., 2012). ...
... A romantic relationship today, however, is lived differently than some decades ago. Modern relationships have become less institutionalized (Campbell & Wright, 2010) and ADULT SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE 21 ST CENTURY 14 more diverse and fluid (Roseneil & Budgeon, 2004), and material criteria have become less crucial to mate selection (Sweeney, 2002). Instead, attributes such as involvement in domestic work or companionship are more important (Dykstra & Poortman, 2010), and relationships are more strongly grounded in perceived similarity in values and interests or gaining emotional benefits of the relationship (Campbell & Wright, 2010;Coontz, 2007). ...
... The question of why people choose to marry has become prominent in the literature (Li 2014). Global shifts indicate that contemporary marriage is based on love, satisfaction, and happiness (Campbell and Wright 2010;Cherlin 2004) rather than political, social, and economic reasons (Campbell et al. 2012). For example, reasons for marriage in the U.S. and Malaysia included love, long-term stability, friendship, intimacy, happiness, and commitment (e.g., Campbell and Wright 2010;Cherlin 2004;Manap et al. 2013). ...
... Emellett jellemző a családi rítusokra, hogy a tagok számára általában jelentősek, megteremtik a csoport identitását és egyúttal az egyéni identitást is befolyásolják (Smit 2011;Pearson et al. 2010;Rook 1985). A családi rítu sok fontos jellemzője, hogy a családi kapcsolattartás lehetőségének biztosításában is kulcsszerepet játszanak (Campbell et al. 2011;Smit 2011). Időben vizsgálva és a trendeket tekintve az eddigi kutatások alapján az állapítható meg, hogy a korábban nagyobb közösségekben, így például a nemzeti szinten megélt ünnepek egyre inkább családi rituálékká válnak (Caplow 1982). ...
... Moreover, whatever the actual incidence of sexual harassment and assault, women are socialised to anticipate sexual threat and routinely enjoined to lead reduced lives by circumscribing themselves within the always-precarious bounds of 'safety' (Vera-Gray, 2018). Across a variety of domains in both the Global North and South, the fear of rape -the perceived threat of which often outstrips its statistical likelihood and frequently misattributes the source of danger -limits women's engagement with public space and public life (Valentine, 1989;Pawson and Banks, 1993;Stanko, 1995;Haskell and Randall, 1998;Silva and Wright, 2009;Phadke et al., 2011;Dosekun, 2013). Whether or not it ultimately accords with their own lived experience, cis-het men are generally not socialised to anticipate sexual risk in the same way or to the same extent. ...
... They explain, "This conservative religious subculture that supports the use of corporal punishment and also uses Biblically based family life education may also create a context conducive to hierarchical, if not overtly abusive family dynamics" (Koch and Ramirez 2010, p. 403). Interestingly, their analysis indicates that while fundamentalism is positively associated with violence approval, religious beliefs and practices, or religiosity is not (Koch and Ramirez 2010), which is contrary to most findings that suggest aspects of religiosity are related to intimate partner violence (Higginbotham et al. 2007;Westenberg 2017;Perales and Bouma 2019). ...
... However, it was determined that the possibility of exposure to violence was slightly decreased as the number of children increased. In some studies, it was also observed that the women with fewer children were more exposed to economic violence compared to those with many children, along with the increase in women's employment status [82,83]. One of the remarkable results of the study was that the variable of marital status was effective on women's exposure to economic violence. ...