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Title: Parent-adolescent trust and parent-adolescent relationship in Chinese families in Hong Kong : implications for parent education and family therapy
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Keywords: Chinese adolescents
Parental-adolescent trust
Satisfaction with parental control
Parent-adolescent communication
Parent-adolescent relationship
Issue Date: May-2010
Publisher: Routledge
Source: The American journal of family therapy, May 2010, v. 38, no. 3, p. 251-265 How to cite?
Journal: The American journal of family therapy 
Abstract: On two occasions separated by one year, Chinese adolescents (N = 2,758) responded to instruments measuring their perceived parent-adolescent trust (i.e., paternal trust of the child and the child's trust of the parent) and other dimensions of parent-child relational qualities (satisfaction with parental control, readiness to communicate with the parent, and global satisfaction with the parent-child relationship). Results showed that perceived parent-adolescent trust was concurrently and longitudinally related to other dimensions of parent-child relational qualities. Multiple regression analyses suggest that the relations between perceived parent-adolescent trust and different dimensions of parent-child relational qualities over time were bidirectional in nature. Relative to perceived paternal trust of the adolescent child, adolescent child's trust of their parents exerted a stronger influence on different dimensions of parent-adolescent relational qualities, particularly in the father-adolescent dyad. While the influence of the child's readiness to communicate with the parents on parent-adolescent trust was weak in the father-adolescent dyad, the influence of global satisfaction with the parent-adolescent relationship on parent-adolescent trust was weak in the mother-adolescent dyad. The implications of the present findings on parent education and family therapy are discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/4618
ISSN: 0192-6187 (print)
1521-0383 (online)
DOI: 10.1080/01926180902945855
Rights: Copyright © 2010 Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Shek, D. T. L. (2010). Parent-adolescent trust and parent-adolescent relationship in Chinese families in Hong Kong : Implications for parent education and family therapy . The American Journal of Family Therapy, 38(3), 251-265. The American Journal of Family Therapy is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/, the open URL of the article: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01926180902945855
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