Parenting distress and parental investment of Hong Kong Chinese parents with a child having an emotional or behavioural problem: A qualitative study
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AbstractThis qualitative study aims to understand the parenting distress and parental investment of Hong Kong Chinese parents with a child having an emotional or behavioural problem. The parents of 24 children and adolescents who sought psychiatric consultation within the study period were interviewed using open-ended questions. The data revealed a vicious reciprocal interaction in which the symptoms affected the parents' psychosocial well-being, which in turn impacted unfavourably on the identified patient. With three exceptions, the parents in this study had engaged in different activities prior to the psychiatric consultation, including information search, changes in the methods of parenting, attempts to reduce family stress, reliance on superstitious beliefs, and reaching out for professional help and social services. The parental investment indicated parents' resilience in facing the child's problems. Implications for service development and social work intervention are discussed. © 2002 Blackwell Science Ltd.
All Author(s) ListMa J.L.C., Lai K., Pun S.H.
Journal nameChild and Family Social Work
Year2002
Month5
Day1
Volume Number7
Issue Number2
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Inc.
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
Pages99 - 106
ISSN1356-7500
eISSN1365-2206
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsChild, Emotional/behavioural problem, Hong Kong Chinese parents, Parental investment, Parenting distress, Qualitative study

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