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ERIC Number: EJ1052172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Pathways of Influence: Chinese Parents' Expectations, Parenting Styles, and Child Social Competence
Ren, Lixin; Edwards, Carolyn Pope
Early Child Development and Care, v185 n4 p616-632 2015
This study examines relations among Chinese parents' expectations for children's development of social-emotional skills, parenting styles, and child social competence. A total of 154 parents with preschool-aged children from mainland China completed questionnaires measuring their timing of expectations for children's mastery of social-emotional skills, value placed on social-emotional skills, parenting styles, and child social competence. Parenting styles were found to mediate the effects of parental expectations on child social competence. Parents with earlier expectations reported higher levels of authoritative parenting, which, in turn, related to better parent-reported child social competence. Parents who placed more value on social-emotional skills were more likely to adopt an authoritative parenting style, and subsequently, they reported children having better social competence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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