ERIC Number: EJ727001
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Relations among Maternal Parenting Style, Academic Competence, and Life Satisfaction in Chinese Early Adolescents
Leung, Candice Y.-W.; McBride-Chang, Catherine; Lai, Beatrice P.-Y.
Journal of Early Adolescence, v24 n2 p113-143 2004
The relations among maternal concern and restrictiveness, self-evaluated academic competence, and life satisfaction were explored in a short-term longitudinal study of 346 7th-grade students (126 males and 220 females) in Hong Kong. The authors found that perceived maternal concern, academic competence, and life satisfaction significantly declined from the beginning to the end of the 7th grade. Mothers viewed themselves as higher in parental concern than adolescents viewed them. Structural equation modeling found that adolescents' perceived maternal concerns and academic competences significantly predicted life satisfaction over time, whereas perceived maternal restrictiveness did not. The data support the importance of perceived maternal concern and academic competence in predicting early adolescent life satisfaction.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Structural Equation Models, Parenting Styles, Life Satisfaction, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Academic Ability, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Longitudinal Studies, Grade 7
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong