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, and 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 with adolescent achievement motivation. Regression analyses further showed that maternal control and paternal and maternal sacrifice for children ' s education were significant predictors of achievement motivation for adolescents experiencing economic disadvantage. The theoretical and practical implications of the findings are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-125
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2013

Keywords

  • Achievement motivation
  • Adolescents
  • Family processes
  • Parental control
  • Parental sacrifice
  • Poverty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Sensory Systems
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Advanced and Specialised Nursing
  • Speech and Hearing

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