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Furthermore, secondary control moderated the association between perceived personality or value similarity and relationship satisfaction for Americans.

Our results indicate that, perceived personality similarity plays a more influential role in relationship quality for Americans than for Taiwanese.

Perceived value similarity, however, plays an important role for both American and Taiwanese relationship quality.

= 927), we examined physical victimization, poor quality, and depression among young adults in casually dating, exclusively dating, cohabiting, and marital relationships.

In multivariate models, victimization was a risk factor for depression with the inclusion of prior depression, family factors reflecting the intergenerational transmission of violence, sociodemographic background, and relationship characteristics including union status.

Finally, for both Americans and Taiwanese, when they perceived high levels of parental approval for their dating decisions, they reported higher relationship quality.

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This study investigated how personality or value similarity between the members of a couple (an influential factor in Western people's close relationships) and parental approval (a unique characteristic in close relationships of Chinese people) affect dating relationship satisfaction and commitment (relationship quality) of Americans and of Taiwanese.

Data were collected from 269 Americans and 237 Taiwanese undergraduate students, and culturally sensitive scales were used to estimate people's personality and values.

The scale was developed by decomposing the original three prototypical descriptions (Hazen & Shaver, 1987) into a series of 18 items. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 58(4), 644-663.