A conceptual critique of parenting research in Hong Kong

Hung Kit Fok, Tan Lei Shek

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Parenting processes have been investigated for over 30 years in Hong Kong. Three conceptual limitations are identified, based on 90 studies selected from the PsycINFO database: lack of investigation of indigenous parenting concepts; lack of investigation of causes, concomitants and consequences of the parenting process; and lack of alternative explanations for results. Suggestions for improvement are also made in each area. Limitations of the present study are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-107
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2011


  • Chinese
  • Conceptual review
  • Hong Kong
  • Indigenous parenting
  • Parenting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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