Understanding parenting practices of Indian parents living in Hong Kong for development of culturally sensitive child abuse prevention services

Gladys L T Lam, Yuk Chljng Chan

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Indian mothers were interviewed using a structured questionnaire in this pilot study. Findings show that Indian parents are moderately supported in carrying out their parental responsibilities and working on their household chores. A small number of parents use abusive child-disciplining methods, and a number of them have a rather greater acceptance of the practice of authoritarian parenting. Indian parents in Hong Kong should be helped to understand children and develop skills to use non-violent methods in discipline.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-538
Number of pages14
JournalIndian Journal of Social Work
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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