Chinese adolescents’ decision-making, parent-adolescent communication and relationships

Yan R. Xia, Xiaolin Xie, Zhi Zhou, John DeFrain, William H. Meredith, Raedene Combs

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Abstract

The present study described Mainland Chinese adolescents’ decision-making, and examined the relationship among their decision-making involvement, parent-adolescent communication and relationship variables by using Structural Equation Modeling. Results demonstrated that Chinese parents appeared to be less authoritarian than the prevailing literature had described. Chinese adolescents experienced a passage of autonomy development similar to that of their American counterparts. Good parent-adolescent communication was positively associated with cohesion and negatively associated with conflict. It also mediated the relationship between adolescent age and parent-adolescent conflict. The relationships between parent-adolescent communication and cohesion as well as the relationship between adolescents’ age and decision involvement were significantly different for boys and girls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationParent-Youth Relations
Subtitle of host publicationCultural and Cross-Cultural Perspectives
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages287-312
Number of pages26
Volume36
Edition1-2
ISBN (Print)9780203725733
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

Keywords

  • Chinese adolescents
  • Decision-making
  • Parent-adolescent communication
  • Parent-adolescent relationships

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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