As part of an ongoing effort to test the pancultural generalizability of major postulates in PARTheory, this meta-analysis addressed the following questions:
(1) Is perceived rejection by an intimate partner in adulthood associated with the same form of psychological maladjustment that perceived parental rejection is known to be in childhood?
(2) Are adults’ remembrances of parental acceptance in childhood associated with their current psychological adjustment?
(3) Do statistical relations vary by culture or sex? The meta-analysis was based on 17 studies involving 3,568 adults in 10 nations. Results showed that perceived partner acceptance in adulthood and remembered paternal and maternal acceptance in childhood tend to correlate highly with the current psychological adjustment of both men and women across all studies.