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.
|Title of host publication||Chinese Adolescent Development|
|Subtitle of host publication||Economic Disadvantages, Parents and Intrapersonal Development|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2013|
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