Family functioning and psychological well-being, school adjustment, and problem behavior in chinese adolescents with and without economic disadvantage

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Using an indigenously developed measure of family functioning, the author examined the association between family functioning and adolescent adjustment in 1, 519 Chinese adolescents. Results showed that family functioning was significantly related to measures of adolescent psychological well-being (existential well-being, life satisfaction, self-esteem, sense of mastery, general psychiatric morbidity), school adjustment (perceived academic performance, satisfaction with academic performance, and school conduct), and problem behavior (delinquent and substance abuse behavior). Family functioning was generally more strongly related to measures of adolescent adjustment for adolescents with economic disadvantage than for adolescents without economic disadvantage.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-502
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Genetic Psychology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Adolescent adjustment
  • Chinese adolescents
  • Economic disadvantage
  • Family functioning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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