Cultural perspective on parenting, trait emotional intelligence and mental health in Taiwanese children

Ching Yu Huang, April Chiung Tao Shen, Yi Ping Hsieh, Jui-Ying Feng, Hsi Sheng Wei, Hsiao Lin Hwa, Joyce Yen Feng

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Abstract

The current study aims to clarify the associations as well as the pathways through which parenting and children's emotional intelligence (EI) may influence children's mental health with a cross-sectional sample of 675 school pupils (fourth grade, mean age = 10.4 years, 310 boy, 356 girls and 9 unidentified) in Taiwan. Hierarchical regression and path analyses were used to examine the relationships between parenting styles, children's trait EI, and their psychological symptoms, with children's psychological symptoms as the dependent variable. The results showed that authoritative parenting was positively associated with children's trait EI, which in turn had a negative effect on children's psychological symptoms, whereas authoritarian and Chinese-specific parenting styles had direct negative effect on children's psychological symptoms. These findings shed light on the pathways of the interrelations between different parenting styles, children's trait EI, and psychological symptoms, providing theoretical as well as practical implications for children's emotional development and mental health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-16
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Emotional Education
Volume9
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Nov 1

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Emotional Intelligence
emotional intelligence
Parenting
Mental Health
mental health
Psychology
parenting style
Pupil
Child Development
Taiwan
emotional development
Regression Analysis
pupil
school grade
regression

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  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Huang, C. Y., Shen, A. C. T., Hsieh, Y. P., Feng, J-Y., Wei, H. S., Hwa, H. L., & Feng, J. Y. (2017). Cultural perspective on parenting, trait emotional intelligence and mental health in Taiwanese children. International Journal of Emotional Education, 9(2), 4-16.
Huang, Ching Yu ; Shen, April Chiung Tao ; Hsieh, Yi Ping ; Feng, Jui-Ying ; Wei, Hsi Sheng ; Hwa, Hsiao Lin ; Feng, Joyce Yen. / Cultural perspective on parenting, trait emotional intelligence and mental health in Taiwanese children. In: International Journal of Emotional Education. 2017 ; Vol. 9, No. 2. pp. 4-16.
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