Based on a sample of 432 poor Chinese single-mother families (mean age of adolescents = 13.7 years; 51.2% girls; mean age of mothers = 43.5 years) in Hong Kong, the interaction effect of mother-reported and adolescent-reported maternal control on filial piety of Chinese adolescents was examined. Results of polynomial multiple regression analyses showed that the interaction between mother-reported and adolescent-reported maternal control predicted perceived filial piety in adolescents. At high levels of mother-reported maternal control, high adolescent-perceived parental control was associated with higher filial piety. At low levels of mother-reported maternal control, filial piety increased initially and then decreased when adolescents reported higher levels of maternal control. Using multiple group analyses, these associations were found to be stable across gender and age. The present findings provide insights on how congruencies and discrepancies between mother-reported and adolescent-reported maternal control predict filial piety of Chinese adolescents growing up in poor single-mother families.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Adolescence|
|Early online date||6 Jul 2017|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2017|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was financially supported by the Departmental General Research Fund of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Project Code: G-UB-52). The authors reported no potential conflicts of interest in both financial and non-financial terms.
© 2017 The Foundation for Professionals in Services for Adolescents
- Filial piety
- Maternal control
- Parent-adolescent discrepancy
- Single-parent families