Relationships between parent-reported parenting, child-perceived parenting, and children’s mental health in Taiwanese children

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

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The current study examines the relationship between parents’ and children’s reports of parenting and their effects on children’s mental health symptoms. Six hundred and sixty-six parent-child dyads in Taiwan participated in this study. The parents and the children filled out the parenting questionnaires, and the children also reported their general mental health. The results demonstrated that parental-reported and child-perceived parenting were positively correlated, but parents tended to report lower scores on authoritarian parenting and higher scores on Chinese parenting than did their children. There were also significant gender differences: The mothers reported higher authoritative parenting than did the fathers; and the boys perceived higher authoritarian and Chinese-culture specific parenting than did the girls. Moreover, the Chinese parenting had a negative effect on children’s mental health outcomes. Finally, our results showed that children’s perception of parenting had a stronger effect on children’s mental health symptoms than did parental reports on parenting, urging future research to include the children’s report when investigating the effects of parenting on children’s mental health outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1049
JournalInternational journal of environmental research and public health
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Mar 2

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  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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Huang, Ching Yu ; Hsieh, Yi Ping ; Shen, April Chiung Tao ; Wei, Hsi Sheng ; Feng, Jui-Ying ; Hwa, Hsiao Lin ; Feng, Joyce Yen. / Relationships between parent-reported parenting, child-perceived parenting, and children’s mental health in Taiwanese children. In: International journal of environmental research and public health. 2019 ; Vol. 16, No. 6.
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Relationships between parent-reported parenting, child-perceived parenting, and children’s mental health in Taiwanese children. / Huang, Ching Yu; Hsieh, Yi Ping; Shen, April Chiung Tao; Wei, Hsi Sheng; Feng, Jui-Ying; Hwa, Hsiao Lin; Feng, Joyce Yen.

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