The adaptation of mainland Chinese immigrant parents of preschool children in Hong Kong

Man Cynthia LEUNG, S. L. Shirley LEUNG, Ruth CHAN

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Abstract

This study examined the factors associated with the psychological and sociocultural adaptation of immigrant parents of preschool children, in terms of psychological distress, difficulties in managing everyday lives, marital relationship, parenting stress and preception of child behaviour problems. The participants were 261 immigrant parents. They were requested to complete a questionnaire on the above variables. The results indicated that psychological and sociocultural adaption outcome variables were related to one another and key were associated with self-efficacy, social support and acculturation strategies. Implications for service provisions were discussed. Copyright © 2007 Swinburne University of Technology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-54
JournalE-Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007

Citation

Leung, C., Leung, S. S. L., & Chan, R. (2007). The adaptation of mainland Chinese immigrant parents of preschool children in Hong Kong. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 3(1), 43-54.

Keywords

  • Children
  • Parenting
  • Immigrants
  • Behavior

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