“Don’t marry, be happy!” – how single women in Malaysia view marriage

Azmawati, Azman Azwan and Mohd Hashim, Intan Hashimah and Endut, Noraida (2015) “Don’t marry, be happy!” – how single women in Malaysia view marriage. SHS Web of Conferences, 18 (03001). pp. 1-9. ISSN 2261-2424

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to explore how single women in Malaysia who have never been married view marriage and related issues. Two-hundred single women between the ages of 24 to 66 were interviewed in this study. Participants reported their view on gender and marriage (42-items), social expectations related to their marital status (12-item) and their marital plan. Participants reported moderately traditional view about gender and marriage experienced some level of expectations to get married and although they generally felt positive with their current status of being single, they were still open to the idea of marriage. Ideal characteristics of a partner include kindness, sincerity, responsibility and maturity. Findings indicated realistic but open expectations related to marriage.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: Zoom Profil Pakar (Expert Profile) > Associate Professor Dr. Azman Azwan Azmawati (Communication)
Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2017 01:53
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2017 01:53
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/37897

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