The Role of High Parental Expectations in Adolescents' Academic Performance and Depression in Hong Kong
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AbstractExtensive research has demonstrated the positive relationship between parental expectations and adolescents’ academic performance. However, little attention has been paid to the negative influence of parental expectations on adolescents’ emotion well-being. The present study investigated the effects of high parental expectations on both academic performance and depression of adolescents. In addition, it also explored whether these relationships could be mediated through adolescents’ value of academic success, self-efficacy, and supports from parents and school. The sample consisted of 872 adolescents from secondary schools in Hong Kong and the results revealed that high parental expectations were positively associated with adolescents’ academic performance and also positively associated with their depression. The mediating roles of adolescents’ value of academic success and school support frequency were also confirmed. This study provides some implications for parenting practice by clarifying the complex roles of parental expectations and the need for social support for adolescents.
All Author(s) ListYing Ma, Angela F Y Siu, Wai-Shing Tse
Journal nameJournal of Family Issues
Volume Number39
Issue Number9
Pages2505 - 2522
LanguagesEnglish-United States
Keywordsparental expectations, academic performance, depression, adolescents

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