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Reasoning and negotiation about child responsibility in urban Chinese families: Reports from mothers, fathers and children

Bowes, Jennifer M; Chen, May-Jane; San, Li Qing; Yuan, Li


The study investigates everyday parental practices involved in the transmission of cultural values and extends current literature on parenting in Chinese families. Children aged 6, 8, and 10 years from 240 Beijing families, and both their parents, were asked about ways in which expectations of child responsibility are transmitted through routine requests, reasoning, and negotiation about household work, an area in which Western parents are known to use such practices. Use of a range of parental...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Development
DOI: 10.1080/01650250344000262


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