Chinese secondary school students (N % 429) were asked to respond to instruments measuring their perception of parents' global parenting styles and specific parenting practices. Results showed that there were significant differences between reported paternal parenting and maternal parenting characteristics, with fathers perceived as relatively less responsive, less demanding, less concerned, and more harsh. Adolescent girls' perceptions of fathers' parenting characteristics generally did not differ from those of the boys, but the girls tended to perceive their mothers as more demanding but less harsh. The present findings provide some support for the popular Chinese saying, “strict father, kind mother,” but they also suggest that it requires redefinition.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)