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Reasons for Divorce in Kuwait: An Application of the Likelihood of Divorce Inventory (LDI)

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submitted on 2023-05-11, 12:05 and posted on 2023-05-14, 05:08 authored by Fahad Alnaser, Hussain M. Al-Fadhli

This chapter employs the Likelihood of Divorce Inventory (LDI) to investigate married university students’ assessment of reasons for divorce in Kuwait. The sample comprises 443 participants; about 37.5% are men and 62.5% are women. Exploratory factor analysis reveals that three LDI items—negative relationship and lack of respect, differences in behavior and personality, and psychological and physical illness—explain 63.5% of the variance. Participants generally hold positive attitudes toward the reasons for divorce, with infidelity, spousal abuse, and drug/alcohol abuse being among the most prominently reported. However, there are statistically significant gender differences regarding attitudes toward specific reasons for divorce, with women being more sensitive to inventory situations and supporting divorce at greater rates than men.

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Published in: Social Change and Transformation in the Gulf Region
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
See article on publisher's website: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-7796-1_11

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  • English

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Springer Singapore

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  • 2023

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  • Qatar National Library

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Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States

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