Perceived parental control based on indigenous Chinese parental control concepts in adolescents in Hong Kong

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Perceived parental control was assessed in 3,017 adolescents via the Chinese Paternal Control Scale (CPCS) and Chinese Maternal Control Scale (CMCS) based on indigenous Chinese parental control concepts. Results showed that Chinese parents were perceived to have expectations about their children but they were not harsh in parental discipline. Consistent with our predictions, the CPCS and CMCS had significant relationships with measures of psychological control, parental expectations, firm parental discipline, and perceived parental endorsement of traditional Chinese parenting beliefs. However, these two measures had weak relationships with indicators of parent-child relational qualities and adolescent psychological well-being but the observed relationships were moderated by parental psychological control.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-137
Number of pages15
JournalAmerican Journal of Family Therapy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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