Department of Communication Studies
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.
Chinese; Relationship Quality; Romantic Relationship; Yuan
Source Publication Title
Communication Research Reports
Taylor & Francis
Link to Publisher's Edition
Chen, Ling. "Romantic relationship and ‘‘Yuan’’: A preliminary study of Chinese in Hong Kong." Communication Research Reports 26.3 (2009): 253-258.