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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Clinical Psychology