Assessment of non-conflict related marital quality from the perspective of Chinese adolescents

Hung Kit Fok, Tan Lei Shek

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An indigenous Chinese measure of non-conflict related marital quality attributes from the perspective of adolescent children was developed. Based on a comprehensive literature review and focus group interviews of social workers and adolescents, 14 categories of themes (i.e., respect, appreciation, responsibility, trust, body touch, togetherness, intimacy, communication, acceptance, concern, criticism, consistency, helping, and response) were identified, and a scale assessing adolescent perception of inter-parental non-conflict related attributes was developed. A panel of experts was formed to determine the relevance, clarity and representativeness of the developed items to assess the content vadlity of the measure, after which the views of the experts were used to further refine the scale. The findings showed that the final 60-item measure had high relevance, clarity and representativeness of the construct of non-conflict related attributes in inter-parental relationships. The developed measure is pioneering in both the Chinese and international contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChinese Adolescent Development
Subtitle of host publicationEconomic Disadvantages, Parents and Intrapersonal Development
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781626186941
ISBN (Print)9781626186224
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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