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Title: Maternal child-rearing practices in Hong Kong and Beijing Chinese families: A comparative study
Authors: Lai, AC
Zhang, ZX
Wang, WZ
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Source: International journal of psychology, 2000, v. 35, no. 1, p. 60-66 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of psychology 
Abstract: The present study aimed to examine the child-rearing practices in Chinese families in Beijing and Hong Kong. The sample consisted of 89 mothers in Beijing and 45 mothers in Hong Kong. The mothers were instructed to respond to the Child-rearing Practice Report (CRPR) in Q-sort format. Some of the item clusters were combined to produce the authoritarian and authoritative disciplinary styles. The results indicated that mothers in Hong Kong were more likely to adopt an authoritarian child-rearing pattern than mothers in Beijing; however, the two groups did not differ in authoritative child-rearing style. The results also showed that mothers in Hong Kong controlled their children more than their counterparts in Beijing, and they were less inclined to show affection towards their children; mothers in Beijing emphasized their children's achievement much more than their Hong Kong counterparts. The findings suggest that Chinese parental disciplinary styles may be quite different in various regions of Chinese societies. Such variance across different geopolitical locations within the same cultural background has been ignored in past cross-cultural research.
ISSN: 0020-7594
EISSN: 1464-066X
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