Developmental Correlates of Parental Control

Principal Investigators: Dr. Joey Fung
Student Investigator:
Christine Ta, M.A.

Project Description

How do cultural factors relate to parenting, mother/father-child relationships, marital relationships, and child wellbeing in Asian American families? In this multi-informant (mother, father, child), multi-method (observation of family conflict task, cognitive assessment, survey questionnaires) study, we examine cultural and familial factors associated with child adjustment.


Louie, J., Wang, S., Fung, J., &. Lau, A. (2014). Children’s emotional expressivity and teacher perceptions of social competence: A cross-cultural comparison. International Journal of Behavioral Development doi 0165025414548775.

Fung, J. & Lau, A. (2010). Factors associated with parent-child (dis)agreement on child behavior problems and parent behavior in Chinese immigrant families. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 39(3), 314-327.

Fung, J. & Lau, A. (2009). Punitive discipline and child problem behaviors in Chinese-American immigrant families: The moderating effects of indigenous child-rearing ideologies. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 33(6), 1-11.

Tags: Joey Fung
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