Individual and dyadic predictors of family functioning in a chinese context

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The links between individual well-being and dyadic relationships and family functioning were examined in 378 Chinese parents and their children at two time points. Results showed that measures of individual well-being (life satisfaction and midlife crisis in parents, and adolescent life purpose, esteem, hopelessness, and general psychological health) and dyadic relationships (marital adjustment, marital satisfaction, parent-child relationship, and parent-adolescent conflict) were concurrently and longitudinally related to parents' and children's views of family functioning. Relative to measures of individual well-being, dyadic measures were found to exert stronger influence on family functioning perceived by parents and adolescents.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-61
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Journal of Family Therapy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology


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