Parent-adolescent discrepancies in perceived family functioning and developmental outcomes in Chinese adolescents experiencing economic disadvantage

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The relationships between parent-adolescent discrepancies in perceptions of family functioning and adolescents ' achievement motivation and psychological competence were examined. The respondents included 275 Chinese intact families experiencing economic disadvantage in Hong Kong. Results indicated that parents and adolescents had different perceptions of family functioning. Father-adolescent discrepancies in perceived family functioning were negatively related to adolescent achievement motivation; both father-adolescent and mother-adolescent discrepancies in perceived family functioning were also negatively associated with the psychological competence in poor adolescents. The present findings provided support for the thesis that family functioning plays an important role in shaping the developmental outcomes of adolescent experiencing economic disadvantage.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-174
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2013


  • Achievement motivation
  • Adolescents
  • Family functioning
  • Parent-adolescent discrepancies
  • Poverty
  • Psychological competence

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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