Date of Award

Spring 6-30-2020

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD)

Department

Education, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Theology

First Advisor/Committee Member

Dr. Arthur K. Ellis

Second Advisor/Committee Member

Dr. Rick Eigenbrood

Third Advisor/Committee Member

Dr. Munyi Shea

Keywords

Keywords: expectation, relationship, parental expectation, parent-child relationship, family relationship, Chinese cultural groups. 關鍵詞:期望、關係、父母期望、親子關係、家庭關係、華裔文化群體

Abstract

Abstract

Parental expectation, particularly among Chinese family groups, is understood to be formative upon their children’s identity, behavior in family relationships, educational success and decisions in career choices. China's long history of traditionalism in its social values, heavily based on Confucian philosophy of the family, bears this out. Significant social changes have happened in recent years due to political shifts, modernization, capitalization, immigration, and government population control policies. However, expectation is an element on which both academic study and educational research are rather limited. Current study has touched on the topic of parental expectation and raised some awareness, but the need for further empirical study would serve not only to clarify the changing state of parental expectation regarding the development of children, but also its critical impact on the much weakened family relationships among contemporary Chinese families.

The purpose of this study is to investigate parental expectation and its influence upon the parent-child relationship in family relationships through mixed methods due to the complexity of a very reserved nature culturally rooted among Chinese groups. The qualitative research methods involved both interviews and focus group studies, while the quantitative research explored the influence of parental expectation on parent-child relationship through a questionnaire survey with 41 items in Likert scale via Exploratory Factor Analysis on SPSS.

Keywords: expectation, relationship, parental expectation, parent-child relationship, family relationship, Chinese cultural groups.

關鍵詞:期望、關係、父母期望、親子關係、家庭關係、華裔文化群體

Comments

Why is family relationship so broken in this modern world? 為什麼現代人的家庭關係這麼破碎?

Why communication is so difficult? 為什麼溝通這麼難?

What's the root factor? 到底問題的根源在哪裡?

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