ERIC Number: EJ725068
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-22
Success of Taiwanese Mothers in Guiding Adolescents
Beckert, Troy; Strom, Robert; Strom, Paris; Yang, Cheng-Ta; Shen, Yuh-Ling
Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life, v40 n159 p475 Fall 2005
Education for parents was recently mandated in Taiwan and presents a challenge to the schools. The purpose of this study was to determine how two generations perceive parenting strengths and learning needs. Taiwanese mothers of 10- to 14-year-olds (n = 209) and their adolescent children (n = 201) completed the Parent Success Indicator. Generational reports were compared, and effects of independent variables were examined. The amount of time mothers spent talking to and doing things with their adolescents had the greatest influence on how both groups rated mother success. Unfavorable ratings expressed by mothers and adolescents identified topics that would be appropriate for parent education. The findings will be used by educators and researchers to support parent development in Taiwan.
Descriptors: Parent Education, Urban Schools, Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Success, Parenting Skills
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan