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Article: Conceptualizing and validating marital quality in Beijing: a pilot study

TitleConceptualizing and validating marital quality in Beijing: a pilot study
Authors
KeywordsMartial quality
Chinese Marital Quality Scale
Chinese marriage
Urban China
Issue Date2012
PublisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0303-8300
Citation
Social Indicators Research, 2012 [Epub ahead of print] How to Cite?
AbstractSince the inception of the economic reform, marital relationship in urban China has undergone dramatic transformations. Though the burgeoning body of scholarly research has demonstrated that marital quality has increasingly become an important aspect of family life among married persons in urban China, both the conceptualization and measurement of marital quality remain underdeveloped. The purpose of this pilot study is to develop and validate a comprehensive and culturally appropriate marital quality scale, namely the Chinese Marital Quality Scale (CMQS). Results from the confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) conducted on a sample of 387 married persons from Beijing indicate that the CMQS can be conceptualized as a two-factorial and multidimensional construct, encompassing marital happiness, marital interaction, marital disagreement, marital problem, and marital instability. Additional statistical analyses also indicate that the CMQS has exhibited satisfactory reliability and concurrent validity. It is thus concluded that the CMQS is a reliable and valid instrument to measure marital quality in contemporary Beijing and possibly in other Chinese cities.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/164599
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.38
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.748
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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Hen_US
dc.contributor.authorXu, Xen_US
dc.contributor.authorTsang, SKMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T08:06:36Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-20T08:06:36Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationSocial Indicators Research, 2012 [Epub ahead of print]en_US
dc.identifier.issn0303-8300-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/164599-
dc.description.abstractSince the inception of the economic reform, marital relationship in urban China has undergone dramatic transformations. Though the burgeoning body of scholarly research has demonstrated that marital quality has increasingly become an important aspect of family life among married persons in urban China, both the conceptualization and measurement of marital quality remain underdeveloped. The purpose of this pilot study is to develop and validate a comprehensive and culturally appropriate marital quality scale, namely the Chinese Marital Quality Scale (CMQS). Results from the confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) conducted on a sample of 387 married persons from Beijing indicate that the CMQS can be conceptualized as a two-factorial and multidimensional construct, encompassing marital happiness, marital interaction, marital disagreement, marital problem, and marital instability. Additional statistical analyses also indicate that the CMQS has exhibited satisfactory reliability and concurrent validity. It is thus concluded that the CMQS is a reliable and valid instrument to measure marital quality in contemporary Beijing and possibly in other Chinese cities.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0303-8300-
dc.relation.ispartofSocial Indicators Researchen_US
dc.rightsThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.com-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectMartial quality-
dc.subjectChinese Marital Quality Scale-
dc.subjectChinese marriage-
dc.subjectUrban China-
dc.titleConceptualizing and validating marital quality in Beijing: a pilot studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailZhang, H: zhang_huiping@yahoo.comen_US
dc.identifier.emailXu, X: xiaohe.xu@utsa.edu-
dc.identifier.emailTsang, SKM: hokitman@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityTsang, SKM=rp00594en_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11205-012-0089-6-
dc.identifier.hkuros210785en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000321266000011-
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands-
dc.identifier.citeulike10774355-

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