Parental marital quality and well-being, parent-child relational quality, and Chinese adolescent adjustment

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The linkages between parents’ report of marital quality and parental well-being and children’s report of parent-child relational quality and adolescent psychological well-being in 378 Chinese families over 2 years were examined. Results revealed that (a) marital quality predicted parental well-being; (b) fathers’ marital quality and wellbeing predicted parent-child relational quality but mothers’ did not; (c) paternal influence appeared to be stronger than maternal influence on adolescent adjustment; and (d) both direct and indirect paths were found for the linkages between parental marital quality and well-being and adolescent psychological well-being.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-162
Number of pages16
JournalAmerican Journal of Family Therapy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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