Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Communication Studies

Abstract

This study investigated how the traditional Chinese concept of ‘‘yuan’’ influences perceptions of romantic relationships. A small-scale survey of young people in Hong Kong indicated that the belief in yuan was prevalent among respondents. In addition, a significant, positive correlation was observed between participants’ belief in yuan and relationship satisfaction. However, romantic love was a better predictor of satisfaction and commitment than was the belief in yuan.

Publication Year

2009

Journal Title

Communication Research Reports

Volume number

26

Issue number

3

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

First Page (page number)

253

Last Page (page number)

258

Referreed

1

DOI

10.1080/08824090903074449

ISSN (print)

08824096

Link to Publisher’s Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08824090903074449

Keywords

Chinese; Relationship Quality; Romantic Relationship; Yuan

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Communication Commons

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