This study aimed to investigate the mediating role of distraction and problem solving in the relationship between authoritative parenting style and religiosity. Participants were 340 students (49.7% female) aged from 9 to 15 (M = 12.13, SD = 1.30) from local primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong. Results indicated that authoritative parenting style is positively related to distraction and problem solving, as well as to religiosity. Distraction and problem solving were positively related to religiosity. Importantly, association between authoritative parenting style and youth’s religiosity was mediated by distraction and problem solving, suggesting that distraction and problem solving are used as an adaptive coping strategy by religious youths brought up in an authoritative parenting environment. Parenting practices may be antecedents of youths’ response styles to negative emotion that contribute to their ability to cope with stressful situations. Implications for youth religious teaching are discussed and parenting considerations proposed.
|Publication status||Published - 22 May 2021|
|Event||International Conference on Spiritual Leadership & Social Transformation - Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
Duration: 22 May 2021 → 22 May 2021
|Conference||International Conference on Spiritual Leadership & Social Transformation|
|Period||22/05/21 → 22/05/21|
|Other||Seeking a better world through social transformation and spirituality is vital especially for today's globalized, socially and politically complex context. This conference explores different ways of social entrepreneurship and by contemplating the spirituality of individuals, caregivers, and spiritual leaders.|