SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Cao, H., Fang, X., Fine, M. A., Ju, X., Lan, J., & Zhou, N. (2016). Sacrifice, commitment, and marital quality in the early years of Chinese marriage: An actor–partner interdependence moderation model. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. doi: 10.1177/0265407516670041

Summary: Using the actor–partner interdependence moderation model, this study provides a first look at the associations among sacrifice, commitment, and marital quality during the early years of marriage based on two annual waves of data obtained from Chinese couples.


Article 2: Davis, D. S. (2014). Privatization of marriage in post-socialist china. Modern China, 40(6), 551–577. doi: 10.1177/0097700414536528

Summary: A close analysis of three recent interpretations of influencing the privatization of marriage in post-socialist China.


Article 3: Phillips, T. M., Wilmoth, J. D., & Marks, L. D. (2012). Challenges and conflicts. Strengths and supports: A study of enduring African American marriages. Journal of Black Studies, 43(8), 936–952. doi: 10.1177/0021934712463237

Summary: As marriage confers numerous psychosocial and economic benefits, there is merit in studying the characteristics of African American marriages that stand the test of time.