The role of mindful parenting in the relationship of parent and child mental health in Taiwan Chinese

Samuel Shih Chih Wang, Herman Hay Ming Lo

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Abstract

Parental stress increases child behaviour problems, and mindful parenting is suggested to be a potential moderator. The aim of this study was to explore the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Interpersonal Mindfulness in Parenting (IM-P) scale in Taiwan Chinese and investigate the relationship of mindful parenting with parent and child mental health. Exploratory factor analysis and moderation analysis were examined in a sample (N = 201) of parents in Taiwan. A three-factor structure was found with adequate internal consistency. Significant correlations were found between mindful parenting, parental stress, child behaviour problems, and social support from family. Non-judgmental acceptance of the child as a sub-scale of mindful parenting was a significant moderator of the relationship between parental stress and child behaviour problems. Mindful parenting should be further promoted in social work practice and research so that more Chinese families can benefit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-249
Number of pages18
JournalChina Journal of Social Work
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2020

Keywords

  • Chinese children
  • Chinese parents
  • interpersonal mindfulness
  • mental health
  • Mindful parenting
  • reliability and validity
  • Taiwan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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