HomePhilippine Journal of Counseling Psychologyvol. 17 no. 1 (2015)

Perceived Stress and Dyadic Coping as Predictors of Marital Satisfaction among Young Chinese in Shanghai, China

Huang Ying Fang | Niño Jose Mateo



This study sought to determine the relationship between perceived stress, marital dyadic coping and marital satisfaction among young Chinese married individuals in Shanghai, China. We tested the hypothesis that perceived stress and the different types of dyadic coping will serve as predictors of marital satisfaction. One hundred seventy six young individuals in Shanghai, China in their first marriage were asked to complete questionnaires on the three variables. The results showed that supportive dyadic coping was the best predictor for marital satisfaction, followed by negative dyadic coping, and perceived stress. Common and delegated dyadic coping had no impact on marital satisfaction. The findings were discussed in relation to its implications to couple and marital counseling.