ERIC Number: EJ786952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Economic Disadvantage, Perceived Family Life Quality, and Emotional Well-Being in Chinese Adolescents: A Longitudinal Study
Shek, Daniel T. L.
Social Indicators Research, v85 n2 p169-189 Jan 2008
Over three consecutive years, Chinese secondary school students experiencing and not experiencing economic disadvantage (n = 280 and 2,187, respectively) responded to measures of perceived family life quality (parenting attributes and parent-child relational quality) and emotional well-being (hopelessness, mastery, life satisfaction and self-esteem). While participants experiencing economic disadvantage generally had more negative perceptions of parenting quality and parent-child relational quality than did adolescents not experiencing economic disadvantage, the differences were more pronounced for the father-adolescent dyad than for the mother-adolescent dyad. Emotional well-being was also different in adolescents with and without economic disadvantage. Although adolescents experiencing different intensity of economic disadvantage differed on some paternal parenting processes, no related differences were observed for other measures of family life quality and emotional well-being. The present study fills the research gap pertinent to the relationship between economic disadvantage and family as well as emotional quality of life in early adolescence in the Chinese culture.
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Asian Culture, Family Life, Quality of Life, Child Rearing, Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Family Environment, Well Being, Foreign Countries, Emotional Response, Psychological Patterns, Economically Disadvantaged, Parent Child Relationship, Gender Differences, Socioeconomic Influences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: China