Tough love or hostile domination? Psychological control and relational induction in cultural context
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Tough love or hostile domination?
Abstract: 

The authors examined 2 forms of parental psychological control and how they related to child behavior problems in 2 cultural groups. A sample of 165 Hong Kong (HK) Chinese and 96 European American (EA) parents completed measures of parental control strategies, parental rejection, and child behavior problems. The use of hostile psychological control (criticism, interference, invalidation) was more strongly associated with the use of relational induction (guilt induction, shaming, reciprocity, social comparison) among EAs compared with HK parents. Psychological control was related to parental rejection across both groups, but it was only independently associated with child behavior problems for EA families. Relational induction, on the other hand, was not associated with child behavior problems in either group but was more strongly associated with parental rejection among EAs compared with HK parents. The findings suggest that there are distinguishable forms of psychological control that may have distinctive implications for parent-child relations and child behavioral adjustment depending on the cultural context.

Author(s): 
Fung, Joey
Lau, Anna S.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Journal of family psychology: JFP: journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43)
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Fam Psychol
Publication Date: 
2012-12
Publication Year: 
2012
Pages: 
966-975
Volume: 
26
Issue: 
6
ISSN: 
1939-1293
DOI: 
10.1037/a0030457
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 23106102

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Joey Fung and Anna S. Lau. 2012-12. "Tough love or hostile domination? Psychological control and relational induction in cultural context." Journal of family psychology: JFP: journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) 26: 6: 966-975. 10.1037/a0030457.

Wikipedia Citation

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