Are family processes related to achievement motivation of chinese adolescents experiencing economic disadvantage in Hong Kong?

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Abstract

The relationships between perceived parenting style, parental control, family functioning, parental sacrifice for children’s education and achievement motivation were examined in 275 Chinese adolescents experiencing economic disadvantage in Hong Kong. Consistent with the hypotheses, parenting style, parental control, family functioning, and parental sacrifice for children’s education were related to adolescent achievement motivation. Regression analyses further showed that maternal control, as well as paternal and maternal sacrifice for children’s education were significant predictors of achievement motivation of adolescents experiencing economic disadvantage. Theoretical and practical implications of the findings are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChinese Adolescent Development
Subtitle of host publicationEconomic Disadvantages, Parents and Intrapersonal Development
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages3-18
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781626186941
ISBN (Print)9781626186224
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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