The quality of family life and well-being of Chinese parents in Hong Kong

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Abstract

This paper examines the impact of marital quality (marital adjustment and marital satisfaction) and parent-child relationship (parent-child relational quality and parent-child relational demands) on the well-being (psychiatric morbidity, midlife crisis symptoms, positive mental health, and perceived health status) of 1,501 Chinese parents. The results showed that while measures of marital quality and parent-child relationship were significantly associated with different indicators of well-being, they were more predictive of the well-being of mothers than fathers. Relative to parent-child relational demands, marital quality and parent-child relational quality were found to exert stronger impact on parental well-being. The present findings suggest that the quality of family life is intimately related to the well-being of Chinese parents.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-93
Number of pages10
JournalPsychologia
Volume39
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1996
Externally publishedYes

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  • Psychology(all)

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