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Culturally Sensitive Adaptation of PREPARE With Japanese Premarital Couples.

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Asai, Shuji G.
Olsno, David H.
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In this study, we attempted to achieve a culturally sensitive adaptation of the PRE-marital Personal And Relationship Evaluation (PREPARE) Inventory with Japanese premarital couples (n = 849). A translation, back-translation, and construct modification process was initiated by a group of U.S. and Japanese researchers to ensue a culturally sensitive and applicable adaptation of PREPARE. Alpha reliability analyses revealed good internal consistency among Japanese PREPARE scales. A Japanese premarital couple typology was developed using cluster analyses. Several unique features of the Japanese premarital types are identified and discussed. Suggestions are provided for continued enhancement in adaptation process of PREPARE with Japanese premarital couples. (Author abstract)