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.
|Title of host publication||Chinese Adolescent Development|
|Subtitle of host publication||Economic Disadvantages, Parents and Intrapersonal Development|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2013|
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