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Parenting style, coping efficacy, and risk-taking behavior in Chinese young adults

  • Chengting Ju (a1), Rina Wu (a2), Baoshan Zhang (a2), Xuqun You (a2) and Yun Luo (a3)...

Abstract

The goal of this study was to examine the relationship between three parenting styles (warmth, rejection, and overprotection), coping efficacy and risk-taking behavior in Chinese young adults. A total of 719 subjects completed three instruments: the Egna Minneu av Bardndosnauppforstran, the Coping Efficacy Questionnaire and the Adolescent Risk-Taking Questionnaire. Structural equation modeling results showed that maternal warmth (negatively) and rejection (positively), but not overprotection, correlated with risk-taking behavior via coping efficacy, whereas paternal rejection and overprotection (positively), but not warmth, correlated with risk-taking behavior via coping efficacy. These results suggest that parenting styles indirectly associate with risk-taking behavior through coping efficacy in young adults.

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Author for correspondence: Chengting Ju, Email: beautyjuting@126.com

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Parenting style, coping efficacy, and risk-taking behavior in Chinese young adults

  • Chengting Ju (a1), Rina Wu (a2), Baoshan Zhang (a2), Xuqun You (a2) and Yun Luo (a3)...

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