Parenting for resilience: Family processes and psychosocial competence of Chinese adolescents experiencing economicdisadvantage in Hong Kong

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Abstract

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 family functioning, maternal control, and paternal sacrifice for children ' s education were significant predictors of psychosocial competence of adolescents experiencing economic disadvantage. The theoretical and practical implications of the findings are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-137
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2013

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Family functioning
  • Parental control
  • Parental sacrifice
  • Poverty
  • Psychosocial competence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Sensory Systems
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Advanced and Specialised Nursing
  • Speech and Hearing

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