Based on the responses of 275 Chinese adolescents experiencing economic disadvantage in Hong Kong, the relationships between family processes (including perceived parenting style, parental control, family functioning and parental sacrifice for children’s education) and psychosocial competence were examined in this study. Results showed that parenting style, parental control, family functioning, and parental sacrifice for children’s education were positively related to adolescent psychosocial competence. Regression analyses indicated that the family functioning, maternal control, and paternal sacrifice for children’s education were significant predictors of psychosocial competence of adolescents experiencing economic disadvantage. 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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