A methodological critique of parenting research in Hong Kong

Hung Kit Fok, Tan Lei Shek

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Abstract

This paper attempts to examine methodological issues pertinent to parenting research in Hong Kong. Using 90 studies indexed in the PsycINFO database, eight methodological limitations of parenting research in Hong Kong are highlighted. The limitations include over-reliance on non-locally validated translated measurements, lack of longitudinal studies, infrequent utilization of perspectives based on multiple informants, lack of usage of multiple indicators of different parenting processes, infrequent use of advanced statistical data analysis methods, underuse of linear mixed method analyses, predominance of convenience sampling, and lack of qualitative studies. Future research directions with reference to these methodological limitations are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-99
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2011

Keywords

  • Hong Kong
  • Methodological review
  • Parenting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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