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ERIC Number: EJ1019870
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0044-118X
Parental Rearing, Attachment, and Social Anxiety in Chinese Adolescents
Mothander, Pia Risholm; Wang, Mo
Youth & Society, v46 n2 p155-175 Mar 2014
This cross-sectional study investigated associations between perceived parental rearing, attachment, and social anxiety. 510 Chinese middle school students, aged 12 to 20 years, completed a set of questionnaires including "Egna Minnen Beträffande Uppfostran" for Children (EMBU-C), Inventory for Parent and Peer Attachment (IPPA) and Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents (SAS-A). The results showed that intercorrelations between adolescents' rated attachment to parents were stronger than between parental and peer attachment. Girls scored higher on attachment to mother and peer than boys. Lack of parental rejection and presence of emotional warmth were strongly related to parental attachment. The rated level of total anxiety was not related to gender or age, but it was lower than what has earlier been reported from China. Perceived rejection from fathers and mothers' as well as attachment to peer and mother acted as predictors; together they explained 19% of the variance in social anxiety.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China (Beijing)
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