Romantic relationship and ‘‘Yuan’’: A preliminary study of Chinese in Hong Kong

Ling Chen

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-258
Number of pages6
JournalCommunication Research Reports
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009

User-Defined Keywords

  • Chinese
  • Relationship Quality
  • Romantic Relationship
  • Yuan


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