Date of Award

4-19-2013

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

Committee Chair

Catherine A. Miller, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Shawn E. Davis, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Christiane Brems, Ph.D., ABPP

Abstract

In order to better understand how parenting styles lead to later-life outcomes for children, it is important to examine how specific cultures, parent-child dyads, and culture interact. It is hypothesized that for mainland Chinese college students, levels of filial piety will function as a moderator between perceived parenting behaviors and subjective well-being. The sample consisted of 282 university students recruited through e-mail. Results indicated that filial piety was a moderator between perceived maternal monitoring and subjective well-being for female participants. Maternal support and love withdrawal were negatively predictive of female subjective well-being, and maternal monitoring was negatively predictive of male subjective well-being. No paternal behaviors were found to be predictive of female or male subjective well-being.

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