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.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||American Journal of Family Therapy|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Psychology
- Clinical Psychology