Parental beliefs and parenting characteristics of chinese parents experiencing economic disadvantage in Hong Kong

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Based on the responses of 550 Chinese parents experiencing economic disadvantage in Hong Kong, the relationships between parental beliefs (including Chinese cultural beliefs about adversity, attribution of children’s success and failure to effort, and expectations of children’s future) and parenting characteristics (indexed by parenting styles and parental control) were examined in this study. It was found that more positive parental childspecific beliefs, particularly parental expectations on children’s future were associated with more positive parenting styles and stronger parental control in both fathers’ and mothers’ samples. Theoretical and practical implications of the findings are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChinese Adolescent Development
Subtitle of host publicationEconomic Disadvantages, Parents and Intrapersonal Development
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781626186941
ISBN (Print)9781626186224
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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