Perceived parent-child relational qualities and parental control in Chinese adolescents in Shanghai

Xiao Y. Han, Tan Lei Shek

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Chinese secondary school students in Shanghai (n = 3022) responded to measures of perceived parent-child relational qualities (parental trust of the child, child ' s trust of parents, child ' s readiness to communicate with parents, and child ' s satisfaction with parental control), parental behavioral control (including indicators of knowledge, expectation, monitoring, discipline, and demandingness), and parental psychological control. Results showed that parental trust of the child and child ' s trust of parents were positively related to child ' s readiness to communicate with the parents and satisfaction with parental control. Parental-child relational qualities were positively related to different aspects of behavioral control but negatively related to psychological control. Relative to measures of parental behavioral control measures, parental psychological control was a stronger predictor of parent-child relational qualities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-66
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2012


  • Behavioral control
  • Chinese adolescents
  • Parentchild relational qualities
  • Psychological control
  • Shanghai

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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