A total of 1, 501 married adults responded to the Chinese Dyadic Adjustment Scale, the Chinese Kansas Marital Satisfaction Scale, and other measures assessing their parent–child relational quality, parent–child relational demand, and attitude regarding the value of children. The results showed that those who displayed more signs of marital adjustment or satisfaction perceived (a) the parent–child relational quality to be better, (b) the parent–child relational demand to be lower, and (c) the value of children to be higher. A more favorable attitude regarding the value of children was also found to be significantly related to a better parent–child relational quality and a lower parent–child relational demand. The present findings suggest that the quality of the marital relation is intimately related to the parent–child relationship and attitude regarding the value of children in Chinese culture.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Clinical Psychology
- Life-span and Life-course Studies