Behavioral And Structural Determinants Of Inter-Family Marriages Among Baloch Urban Educated Youth: Shreds Of Evidence From Turbat Kech, Balochistan

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Nooral Barkat , Dr. Sadia Saeed , Asifa Irum


Marriage institution plays a vital role in the society. The present study aims to investigate the various behavioral and structural determinants of Baloch urban educated youth inclinations towards inter-family marriages. The study was conducted in Turbat Kech, Balochistan, Pakistan.  The mixed method research was used and the data were collected through an explanatory sequential design approach. Quantitatively 156, urban educated respondents were selected through random sampling technique and data were analyzed by using statistical packages of social sciences. Whereas, for the qualitative study 30 urban educated youth were studied by through purposive sampling technique and data were analyzed through thematic analysis. The quantitative data demonstrated the significant association between urban educated youth  and their preferences towards inter-family marriages.  Furthermore, the qualitative findings justify and support the quantitative findings and explored that the role of maternal socialization, unemployment among urban educated youth, and family politics were decisive reasons in the domain of cultural linkages that motivate Baloch urban educated youth towards inter-family marriages. The behavior of Baloch urban educated youth has to be understood in the light of the behavioral and socio-cultural context.

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