ERIC Number: EJ871488
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
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Academic Stressors and Anxiety in Children: The Role of Paternal Support
Leung, Grace S. M.; Yeung, K. C.; Wong, Daniel F. K.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v19 n1 p90-100 Feb 2010
We examined the role of paternal support in the relation between academic stress and the mental health of primary school children in Hong Kong. The participants of this cross-sectional study were 1,171 fifth and sixth graders. The results indicated that academic stress was a risk factor that heightened student anxiety levels and that parental emotional support was a protective factor that contributed to better mental health among children. However, paternal informational support delivered to children during times of high academic stress appeared to heighten student anxiety levels. The practical implications of the findings on parent education are discussed.
Descriptors: Parent Education, Mental Health, At Risk Students, Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Anxiety, Fathers, Parent Influence, Stress Variables, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Emotional Response
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Grade 6
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong