Chinese secondary school students (n=3,022) responded to measures of adolescent hopelessness, perceived parental behavioral control, parental psychological control, and parent-child relational qualities. Results showed that roughly one-fifth of Chinese adolescents displayed signs of hopelessness. Adolescent hopelessness was positively related to age and boys displayed a lower level of hopelessness than did girls. Adolescent hopelessness was also related to parental education, marital status of the parents, and economic disadvantage. While parental behavioral control was negatively related to adolescent hopelessness, parental psychological control was positively associated with adolescent hopelessness. Adolescents who perceived parent-child relational qualities to be better showed a lower level of hopelessness. Parental psychological control and parental trust emerged to be two important predictors of adolescent hopelessness in Chinese adolescents.
|Title of host publication||Adolescence and Behavior Issues in a Chinese Context|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2013|
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