India: Virtues and Relationships

In collaboration with Dr. Shanmukh Kamble at Karnatak University (Dharwad, India), we are investigating how character strengths and virtues (e.g., humility, forgiveness) and satisfaction in intimate relationships are interrelated. Research indicates these character strengths and virtues are important pieces to satisfying romantic relationships; however, research in this area remains relatively unexplored in non-Western samples such as India. In a previous study, Forgiveness, Attributions, and Marital Quality in U.S. and Indian Marriages, we found forgiveness was related to marital outcomes for Indian couples.