Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/35282
Title: Parenting in Hong Kong : traditional Chinese cultural roots and contemporary phenomena
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Sun, RCF
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Springer
Source: In H Selin (Ed.), Parenting across cultures : childrearing, motherhood and fatherhood in non-Western cultures, p. 25-38. Dordrecht: Springer, 2014 How to cite?
Abstract: In this chapter, traditional Hong Kong Chinese parenting characteristics are presented. These include focus on family harmony, well-defined parental and children roles, limited personal space for children, strict parental control, emphasis on continuity of family name, parental differences in socialization for boys and girls, and emphasis on filial piety. These attributes are revealed in traditional parenting literature such as family instruction books. With specific reference to contemporary parenting in Hong Kong, while traditional parenting characteristics persist (such as emphasis on academic excellence of children), there are gradual changes, such as the changing roles of fathers and mothers. There are parent-child discrepancies in perceived parenting attributes and parenting is less positive in vulnerable groups than in the non-vulnerable groups. There are also worrying trends in parenting and a severe lack of evidence-based parenting programs in Hong Kong.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/35282
ISBN: 9400775032 (electronic bk.)
9789400775039 (electronic bk.)
9400775024
9789400775022
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