Associations between family structure and social-emotional development among school-aged children in mainland China

Miao Wang, Bryan G. Victor, Shiyou Wu, Brian E. Perron

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    Abstract

    This study examines the associations between family structure and social-emotional development among school-aged children in mainland China. Data were drawn from a survey administered in Tianjin, China, which included 431 single-parent and 544 two-parent samples. Overall, children from two-parent families scored significantly higher on measures of social-emotional development. However, these associated were attenuated when controlling for protective factors. The protective factors buffered the majority of effects in a mediation analysis. These findings provide direction for developing targeted social work policies and interventions.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)249-263
    Number of pages15
    JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development
    Volume29
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Oct 2 2019

    Keywords

    • Mainland China
    • divorce
    • family structure
    • single parents
    • social-emotional development

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
    • Sociology and Political Science

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