Psychological adjustment among left-behind children in rural China: the role of parental migration and parent-child communication.

@article{Su2013PsychologicalAA,
  title={Psychological adjustment among left-behind children in rural China: the role of parental migration and parent-child communication.},
  author={Shuqiang Su and Xiamong Li and Danhua Lin and X Xu and Maoling Zhu},
  journal={Child: care, health and development},
  year={2013},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={162-70}
}
BACKGROUND Left-behind children refer to those rural children who are under 18 years of age and are left at home when both or one of their parents migrate to urban area for work. Recent findings showed that left-behind children were disadvantaged by developmental, emotional and social problems. METHOD A sample of 1165 rural children and adolescents were recruited to examine the characteristics of left-behind children and explore the differences in psychological adjustment (including… CONTINUE READING