Perceived parental behavioral control and psychological control in Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong

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Chinese secondary school students (N=3,017) 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. Results showed that paternal behavioral control was perceived to be significantly lower than maternal behavioral 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. While composite parental behavioral control was weakly related to parental psychological control, different aspects of parental behavioral control were differentially related to parental psychological control.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-176
Number of pages14
JournalAmerican Journal of Family Therapy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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