Adolescent-parent conflict among Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong
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AbstractAdolescent-parent conflict was examined in 120 lower-class Chinese early, mid-, and late adolescents in Hong Kong. Individually interviewed adolescents described actual family conflicts, rated their frequency and intensity, justified their own and their parents' perspective on disputes, described how conflicts were resolved, and rated their parents' parenting styles. Conflicts were primarily with mothers, of moderate frequency and severity, and occurred over everyday issues. Chinese adolescents reasoned about conflicts primarily in terms of personal jurisdiction; personal reasoning decreased with age and was more frequent among males than females. Parents' reasoning was seen as primarily pragmatic. Adolescents wanted greater autonomy in decision making than their parents granted them, but parents' views prevailed less with age. Chinese parents were described as relatively warm and controlling; greater parental control and lower warmth were significantly related to conflict frequency and intensity. The findings are seen as reflecting autonomy development in a different cultural context.
All Author(s) ListYau J, Smetana JG
Journal nameChild Development
Year1996
Month6
Day1
Volume Number67
Issue Number3
PublisherUNIV CHICAGO PRESS
Pages1262 - 1275
ISSN0009-3920
eISSN1467-8624
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesPsychology; Psychology, Developmental; PSYCHOLOGY, DEVELOPMENTAL; Psychology, Educational; PSYCHOLOGY, EDUCATIONAL

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