Chinese secondary school students in Shanghai (N = 3,022) responded to instruments measuring their subjective evaluation of parental behavioral control (including dimensions of parental knowledge, expectation, monitoring, discipline, and demandingness) and parental psychological control. Concerning the inter-relationships among different dimensions of parental behavioral control, different indicators of parental behavioral control were inter-related and parental monitoring was the strongest predictor of parental knowledge. Different aspects of parental behavioral control were differentially related to parental psychological control. Results also showed that paternal behavioral control was perceived to be significantly lower than maternal behavioral control in terms of different indicators of behavioral control. The theoretical and practical implications of the present findings are discussed.
|Title of host publication||Adolescence and Behavior Issues in a Chinese Context|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2013|
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