Emotional autonomy and perceived parenting styles: Relational analysis in the Hong Kong cultural context

Kwok Wai CHAN, Siu Mui CHAN

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Abstract

Three hundred and seven teacher education students of a Hong Kong university were administered two questionnaires, one measuring emotional autonomy (EAS) and the other measuring perceived parenting styles (PAQ) of their parents. It was found that the Hong Kong teacher education students tended to be autonomous and they characterized their parents as authoritative instead of authoritarian. In addition, the emotional autonomy scale was positively related to authoritarianism, but negatively related to authoritativeness and permissiveness of parenting. Emotional detachment instead of autonomy seemed to be a more appropriate meaning of EAS for the interpretation of results. Implications were drawn for future research including development of an improved instrument in measuring emotional autonomy to study its associations with perceived parenting styles of young people across cultures. Copyright © 2009 Education Research Institute, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-443
JournalAsia Pacific Education Review
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

Citation

Chan, K. W., & Chan, S. M. (2009). Emotional autonomy and perceived parenting styles: Relational analysis in the Hong Kong cultural context. Asia Pacific Education Review, 10(4), 433-443.

Keywords

  • Emotional autonomy
  • Parenting styles
  • Hong Kong
  • Culture
  • Student–teacher

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