Personality correlates of loving styles among Chinese students in Hong Kong

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-175
Journal / PublicationPersonality and Individual Differences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2000


The present study explored how the six loving styles of ludus, mania, eros, agape, storge, and pragma were correlated with the Big Five personality traits among Chinese university students. Two hundred and eleven university students in Hong Kong filled out a Chinese version of Hendrick and Hendrick's revised Love Attitudes Questionnaire and the Chinese version of the NEO Personality Inventory - Short Form. Personality correlates of the six loving styles were markedly different from those found in the West. These differences are discussed in light of Chinese cultural characteristics. © 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.