The lived experience of second-generation, Indian, Hindu women in a cross-cultural romantic relationship: an interpretative phenomenological analysis

Da Silva, Philomena and Loulopoulou, Angela Ioanna (2021) The lived experience of second-generation, Indian, Hindu women in a cross-cultural romantic relationship: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. Sexual and Relationship Therapy. pp. 1-28. ISSN 1468-1749

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/14681994.2021.1960304

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Given the importance of cultural continuity within the Indian culture, numerous studies have highlighted the challenges second-generation, Indian women endure, particularly in relation to decisions around romantic relationships. These challenges can have a psychological impact on the women, including an impact on their romantic relationship and with their families. The current study aimed to explore the lived experience of second-generation, Indian, Hindu (IH) women, living in the United Kingdom, who are in a heterosexual, cross-cultural, romantic (CCRR) relationship. Seven participants aged between 24 and 40 years were recruited. The participants were interviewed, and the data was analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). From the data, three superordinate themes were identified: (1) “Predetermined Identity,” (2) “The Two Worlds don’t Meet,” (3) “Enduring Challenges.” Implications of the findings for clinical practice are discussed.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: cross-cultural; romantic relationships; bicultural identity; second-generation; Indian; Hindu; interpretative phenomenological analysis
Subjects: 300 Social sciences
Department: School of Social Sciences and Professions
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Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2021 14:59
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2021 14:59
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/6938

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