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   2012, Vol. 20 Issue (7) : 1098-1109     DOI:
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Be Satisfied and Happy: Review and Prospect of Marital Expectation
WU Bo;HUANG Xi-Ting
(School of Psychology, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China)
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Abstract  Marital Expectation is a serial of standards that individuals realistically expect from their marriage, which people believe are capable to be met. Many factors including gender, age, attachment, parents’ marital expectations and cultural background exert influence on the development of marital expectation. Marital expectation violation is found to be significantly related to people’s marital satisfaction. People cope with marital expectation violation in ways such as partner regulation and ideal distortion. Further researches including the development of innovative measure instrument in Chinese background, investigations in family factors and other coping ways in which people deal with marital expectation violation, as well as couple matching of marital expectations are still needed.
Keywords marital expectation      expectation violation      mate preference      marital quality      marital satisfaction     
Corresponding Authors: HUANG Xi-Ting   
Issue Date: 15 July 2012
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WU Bo,HUANG Xi-Ting. Be Satisfied and Happy: Review and Prospect of Marital Expectation[J]. , 2012, 20(7): 1098-1109.
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