01-02-2010 | Original Paper
Academic Stressors and Anxiety in Children: The Role of Paternal Support
Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 1/2010Log in om toegang te krijgen
We examined the role of paternal support in the relation between academic stress and the mental health of primary school children in Hong Kong. The participants of this cross-sectional study were 1,171 fifth and sixth graders. The results indicated that academic stress was a risk factor that heightened student anxiety levels and that parental emotional support was a protective factor that contributed to better mental health among children. However, paternal informational support delivered to children during times of high academic stress appeared to heighten student anxiety levels. The practical implications of the findings on parent education are discussed.