Influences of psychological well-being, job support, and paternal involvement on working mothers' involvement and authoritative parenting in Hong Kong

Bonnie Hoi Lam NG, Yi Hung Eva LAU

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Abstract

This study explored the influences of maternal psychological well-being, maternal job support, and paternal involvement on the involvement and authoritative parenting of Hong Kong working mothers. A total of 193 mothers and their spouses completed a questionnaire to assess their involvement. Mothers also completed questionnaires to assess their psychological well-being, perceived job support, and authoritative parenting. Findings from regression analyses showed that maternal psychological well-being, maternal job support, and paternal involvement predicted how involved or authoritative mothers would be in their parenting. The findings reveal that caring relationships, support in the workplace, and paternal involvement are important in encouraging the involvement and authoritative parenting of working mothers. Copyright © 2020 The Author(s).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1742-1758
JournalJournal of Family Issues
Volume41
Issue number10
Early online dateMay 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - May 2020

Citation

Ng, B. H. L., & Lau, E. Y. H. (2020). Influences of psychological well-being, job support, and paternal involvement on working mothers' involvement and authoritative parenting in Hong Kong. Journal of Family Issues, 41(10), 1742-1758. doi: 10.1177/0192513X20916856

Keywords

  • Maternal employment
  • Parental involvement
  • Authoritative parenting
  • Psychological well-being
  • Job support

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