THE CHANGING PARADIGM OF COHABITATION: INTERPLAY BETWEEN SOCIAL NORMS, EMOTIONAL INTERDEPENDENCE AND SUBJECTIVE WELL BEING
- Department of Psychology, Christ (Deemed to be University) Delhi NCR, India.
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Objectives: The present study attempts to understand how the social norms concerning the idea of cohabitation and different patterns of emotional interdependence affect an individuals subjective well-being in cohabiting relationships.
Method: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 6 participants (three males and three females) aged 21-48 (n=6) in a cohabiting relationship for more than eight months and residing in Indian metropolitan cities. A semi-structured interview schedule with twenty-six questions was designed and validated by three experts.
Results: A review of audio recordings, transcripts, and process notes revealed thirteen sub-themes listed under six global themes that emerged from the qualitative analysis: Emotional Covariation Interpersonal Emotion Dynamic Societys Standpoint Social Support Individual Perspective, and Well Being.
Conclusion: Examining emotional interdependence, social norms, and subjective well-being, we drew attention to several vital factors of interpersonal emotion dynamics and individual versus relational well-being. Participants views about cohabitation were recorded. A low social acceptance of cohabitation led to significant distress and feelings of anxiety, fear, and uncertainty. The role of social support in higher levels of affective well-being is also analyzed.
[Deepika Jain and Priyesh C. (2023); THE CHANGING PARADIGM OF COHABITATION: INTERPLAY BETWEEN SOCIAL NORMS, EMOTIONAL INTERDEPENDENCE AND SUBJECTIVE WELL BEING Int. J. of Adv. Res. 11 (Apr). 840-851] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
Christ (Deemed to be University), Delhi NCR, India
Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/16733
DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/16733
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