Conflict in Hispanic and Anglo marriages: A cross-cultural comparison

Magdoline Asfahani Hajj, University of Texas at El Paso


Many factors are responsible for conflict in marriage. It has been hypothesized that culture may play a role in the processing and management of conflicts in the marital relationship. We studied two groups of people, Hispanics and Anglos, to determine salient issues present in their conflicts, as well as conflict styles the individuals used. A framework was developed to study these issues using the tenets of Individualism-Collectivism and relational dialectics. In this study, it was determined that although there was some difference between the groups, the differences were not statistically significant.

Subject Area

Communication|Families & family life|Personal relationships|Sociology|Minority & ethnic groups|Sociology

Recommended Citation

Hajj, Magdoline Asfahani, "Conflict in Hispanic and Anglo marriages: A cross-cultural comparison" (2005). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1430950.