A total of 1,501 married adults responded to the Chinese Dyadic Adjustment Scale (C-DAS), the Chinese Kansas Marital Satisfaction Scale (C-KMS), and other tools for assessing their psychological well-being (indexed by measures of psychiatric morbidity, midlife crisis symptoms, and positive mental health) and perceived health status. For the link between marital adjustment and well-being, the results showed that, compared with those who showed less marital maladjustment, those who displayed more signs of marital maladjustment (a) showed more psychiatric symptoms and midlife crisis symptoms, (b) had lower levels of purpose in life and life satisfaction, and (c) perceived their health as relatively poorer. Similar findings were observed for the link between marital satisfaction as indexed by the C-KMS and the various indicators of well-being. The findings generally suggest that the quality of the marital relation is closely related to the psychological well-being and adjustment of married adults in the Chinese culture.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Clinical Psychology
- Life-span and Life-course Studies