A longitudinal study of parenting and adolescent adjustment in Chinese adolescents with economic disadvantage

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Abstract

This longitudinal study examines the relationship between parenting behavior and adolescent adjustment (psychological well-being, substance abuse and delinquent behavior) in Chinese adolescents with economic disadvantage (N=199). Results showed that parenting characteristics were concurrently and longitudinally related to measures of adolescent adjustment, particularly adolescent problem behavior. Compared with the norm based on adolescents of a community sample, poor adolescents perceived parenting characteristics to be more negative and they had relatively lower life satisfaction. Paternal parenting was perceived to be more negative than maternal parenting and parenting behavior was perceived to deteriorate over time.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-49
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chinese adolescents
  • Hong Kong
  • Longitudinal study
  • Parenting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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