↓ Skip to main content

What Do You Want in a Marriage? Examining Marriage Ideals in Taiwan and the United States

Overview of attention for article published in Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, March 2016
Altmetric Badge

About this Attention Score

  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (68th percentile)

Mentioned by

twitter
6 tweeters

Citations

dimensions_citation
2 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
39 Mendeley
You are seeing a free-to-access but limited selection of the activity Altmetric has collected about this research output. Click here to find out more.
Title
What Do You Want in a Marriage? Examining Marriage Ideals in Taiwan and the United States
Published in
Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, March 2016
DOI 10.1177/0146167216637842
Pubmed ID
Authors

Ben C. P. Lam, Susan E. Cross, Tsui-Feng Wu, Kuang-Hui Yeh, Yi-Chao Wang, Jenny C. Su, Lam, Ben C P, Cross, Susan E, Wu, Tsui-Feng, Yeh, Kuang-Hui, Wang, Yi-Chao, Su, Jenny C

Abstract

Four studies investigated ideal standards for one's marital partner and relationship held by Taiwan Chinese and European Americans. We first generated a list of attributes that tapped lay representations of marriage ideals based on free responses from Chinese and European Americans, and we uncovered attributes describing extended family that were overlooked in Western research (Study 1). We found similar ideal knowledge structures across the two cultural groups; importantly, Chinese prioritized ideals denoting financial resources and extended family to a greater extent than did European Americans (Study 2). These cultural differences were explained by interdependent self-construal (Study 3). Finally, the agreement between ideals and perceptions of current partner/relationship was related to positive relationship outcomes in both cultural groups (Study 4). Our research highlights both cultural similarities and differences in the content, structure, endorsement, and evaluative functions of ideals in Chinese and Western cultural contexts.

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 6 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 39 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 3%
United States 1 3%
Austria 1 3%
Unknown 36 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 6 15%
Researcher 6 15%
Professor 5 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 13%
Lecturer 4 10%
Other 13 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 24 62%
Social Sciences 6 15%
Unspecified 4 10%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 5%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 3%
Other 2 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 May 2016.
All research outputs
#2,699,015
of 10,612,870 outputs
Outputs from Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin
#1,146
of 1,821 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#87,957
of 282,672 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin
#24
of 29 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 10,612,870 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 74th percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,821 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 26.3. This one is in the 36th percentile – i.e., 36% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 282,672 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 68% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 29 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one is in the 17th percentile – i.e., 17% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.