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Relationships between Parent-Reported Parenting, Child-Perceived Parenting, and Children’s Mental Health in Taiwanese Children.

Huang, C. Y., Hsieh, Y-P, Shen, A. C-T, Wei, H-S, Feng, J-Y, Hwa, H-L and Feng, J. Y., 2019. Relationships between Parent-Reported Parenting, Child-Perceived Parenting, and Children’s Mental Health in Taiwanese Children. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16 (6), 1049.

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DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16061049

Abstract

The current study examines the relationship between parents’ and children’s reports of parenting and their effects on children’s mental health symptoms. Six hundred and sixty-six parent-child dyads in Taiwan participated in this study. The parents and the children filled out the parenting questionnaires, and the children also reported their general mental health. The results demonstrated that parental-reported and child-perceived parenting were positively correlated, but parents tended to report lower scores on authoritarian parenting and higher scores on Chinese parenting than did their children. There were also significant gender differences: The mothers reported higher authoritative parenting than did the fathers; and the boys perceived higher authoritarian and Chinese-culture specific parenting than did the girls. Moreover, the Chinese parenting had a negative effect on children’s mental health outcomes. Finally, our results showed that children’s perception of parenting had a stronger effect on children’s mental health symptoms than did parental reports on parenting, urging future research to include the children’s report when investigating the effects of parenting on children’s mental health outcomes.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1660-4601
Uncontrolled Keywords:parenting; culture; gender differences; child mental health
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:32102
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:27 Mar 2019 14:21
Last Modified:27 Mar 2019 14:21

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