Marital dynamics in alcoholism: implications for gender aware de-addiction management.

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Abstract

This study compares marital dynamics between wives of alcoholics and those of non-alcoholics, who were matched on key socio-demographic variables. Poor marital adjustment and higher conflict levels were seen in alcohol complicated marriages. Further, these wives reported less marital satisfaction, cohesion, consensus and affectional expression and a higher prevalence of violence and verbal aggression. Implications for social work intervention have been discussed which indicate the need for heightened gender sensitivity in de-addiction management.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1019-1033
JournalIndian Journal of Social Work
Volume59
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Alcoholism
  • Addiction
  • Wife
  • Gender
  • Management
  • Group Cohesion
  • Aggression
  • Social Work
  • Marriage
  • Alcohol
  • Violence

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