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Ng, Eddie C. W.; Lam, Jasmine K. M.; Chan, Charles C. H. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2017
Youths living in poverty may experience less developmental support. Although the importance of hope, relational support, and community support for positive adaptation is acknowledged, how they combine to affect psychosocial adjustment is unknown. This study, drawing on 830 low-income youths (11-18 years old) in Hong Kong, provides evidence that…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Low Income Groups, Youth, Poverty
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Cheung, Cecilia S.; McBride-Chang, Catherine – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2008
A measure of academic parenting practices was developed through parent and teacher interviews and subsequently administered to 91 Hong Kong Chinese fifth graders, who also rated their mothers' restrictiveness and concern, school motivation, and self-perceived academic competence. Children's actual school grades were obtained from school records.…
Descriptors: Socialization, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Learning Motivation
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Chang, Lei; Liu, Hongyun; Fung, Kitty Y.; Wang, Yan; Wen, Zhonglin; Li, Hongli; Farver, JoAnn M. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2007
Tested on a sample of 1,365 Hong Kong primary school students from five grades, teacher preference or the extent to which the classroom teacher likes a child in the class was found to both mediate and, to a lesser extent, moderate the relations between children's social behaviors and peer acceptance across age groups. The mediating effect suggests…
Descriptors: Social Status, Foreign Countries, Peer Acceptance, Social Behavior