Parent-child relationship and parental well-being of chinese parents in Hong Kong

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This study examines the impact of parental characteristics, family attributes, and parent-child relationship (parent-child relational quality and parent child relational demands) on parental well-being (psychiatric morbidity, midlife crisis symptoms, positive mental health, and perceived health status) in 1501 Chinese parents. Results showed that amongst the various predictors under focus, parent-child relationship variables were found to have the strongest effects on parental well-being. Although both parent-child relational quality and parent-child relational demands were significantly related to different measures of well-being, parent-child relational quality was found to have stronger impact on parental well-being. The data also revealed that parent-child relationship variables were more predictive of parental well-being in mothers than in fathers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-473
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Intercultural Relations
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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