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ERIC Number: EJ1080588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
Maternal Parenting and Social, School, and Psychological Adjustment of Migrant Children in Urban China
Zhao, Siman; Chen, Xinyin; Wang, Li
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v39 n6 p541-551 Nov 2015
This study examined the relations of maternal warmth, behavioral control, and encouragement of sociability to social, school, and psychological adjustment in migrant children in China. The participants were 284 rural-to-urban migrant children (M age = 11 years, 149 boys) in migrant children's schools and their mothers. Data on parenting were collected from mothers' reports. Data on children's adjustment were collected from multiple sources including peer assessments, teacher ratings, self-reports, and school records. It was found that maternal warmth was associated with children's social and school performance, and that maternal encouragement of sociability was associated with children's psychological adjustment. Maternal behavioral control was not associated with children's adjustment. The results indicate that maternal warmth, behavioral control, and encouragement of sociability may serve different functions in different domains of adjustment among migrant Chinese children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Childrens Depression Inventory
Grant or Contract Numbers: BCS1225620