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Title: Love at the cultural crossroads: Intimacy and commitment in Chinese Canadian relationships
Authors: Marshall, TC
Keywords: Social sciences;Communication;Social psychology;Psychology
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Personal Relationships, 17(3): 391 - 411, Sep 2010
Abstract: The role of culture in romantic relationships has largely been investigated by examining variation between groups, rather than within groups. This study took a within-group approach to examine the influence of Canadian and Chinese cultural identification on gender role egalitarianism, intimacy, and commitment in 60 Chinese Canadian dating couples. Results revealed that men's identification with mainstream Canadian culture was associated with their own and with their partner's greater intimacy, at least in part because of their greater egalitarianism. Conversely, women's identification with mainstream Canadian culture was associated with their partners' lower intimacy. Finally, women's identification with Chinese heritage culture was associated with their greater commitment, and some evidence suggested that this was because of their greater gender role traditionalism.
Description: This is the post-print version of the Article. The official published version can be accessed from the link below - Copyright @ 2010 Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 1350-4126
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Dept of Life Sciences Research Papers

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