Chinese family strengths and resiliency

Anqi Xu, Xiaolin Xie, Wenli Liu, Yan Xia, Dalin Liu

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Abstract

Chinese family and marriage strengths and challenges are delineated in this article, including equity in marriage, affection, the ability to adapt to changes, mutual trust, compatibility, harmony, and family support. Despite the fact that Chinese households are getting smaller as a result of governmental policy and the broadening of housing markets, families remain crucial support networks, especially in the areas of socialization and intergenerational relationships. Current research on Chinese marriages and families is cited, outlining attitudinal changes regarding mate selection, divorce, and childbirth between genders, between older and younger generations, and between urban and rural residents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStrong Families Around the World
Subtitle of host publicationStrengths-Based Research and Perspectives
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages143-164
Number of pages22
Volume41
Edition1-2
ISBN (Print)9780203726273
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Keywords

  • Chinese families and marriages
  • Family resiliencies
  • Family strengths

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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    Xu, A., Xie, X., Liu, W., Xia, Y., & Liu, D. (2013). Chinese family strengths and resiliency. In Strong Families Around the World: Strengths-Based Research and Perspectives (1-2 ed., Vol. 41, pp. 143-164). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.1300/J002v41n01_08