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Title: Expecting my child to become “dragon” – development of the Chinese parental expectation on child’s future scale
Authors: Leung, JTY
Shek, DTL 
Issue Date: May-2011
Source: International journal on disability and human development, May 2011, v. 10, no. 3, p. 257-265
Abstract: This paper describes a study in which an assessment tool of parental expectation on child’s future was developed. Based on focus group interviews of parents and adolescents in Hong Kong, five dimensions of parental expectation on child’s future were identified, including “educational achievement”, “self-reliance”, “occupation”, “family obligation”, and “conduct”. In conjunction with the Chinese literature on parental expectations, the Chinese Parental Expectation on Child’s Future Scale was developed. To assess the content validity of the measure, a panel of experts was invited to determine the relevance, clarity, and representativeness of the developed items and the views of the experts were used to further modify the scale. This study is a pioneer attempt to assess parental expectation on child’s future in different Chinese contexts.
Keywords: Children's future
Content validity
Focus group
Parental expectation
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Journal: International journal on disability and human development 
ISSN: 2191-1231
EISSN: 2191-0367
DOI: 10.1515/IJDHD.2011.043
Rights: ©2011 by Walter de Gruyter. The journal web site is located at
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