The Role of Parental Control in Children's Development in Western and East Asian Countries

  title={The Role of Parental Control in Children's Development in Western and East Asian Countries},
  author={Eva M Pomerantz and Qian Wang},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={285 - 289}
Decades of research in Western countries such as the United States have supported the idea that parental control undermines children's psychological development. In recent years, investigators have asked whether this is also true in East Asian countries such as China, given that several aspects of East Asian culture have the potential to make children more accepting of parental control. We review research indicating that the effects of parental control on children's psychological functioning… 

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