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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies 8/2021

04-06-2021 | Original Paper

Association between Mother–Adolescent Relationship Quality and Subjective well-being: Resilience Resources as a Mediating factor among Hong Kong Chinese Adolescents

Auteurs: Diyang Qu, Jiasheng Huang, Nancy Xiaonan Yu, Lai Ling Hui, Chrystyna D. Kouros

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 8/2021

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Abstract

Hong Kong adolescents are at increased risk for poor psychological well-being. A higher quality relationship between adolescents and their mothers may promote positive adjustment, given the strong family-oriented culture in Hong Kong. Potential pathways by which the mother–adolescent relationship may facilitate better adolescent subjective well-being, however, remains unclear. Current resilience theories underscore the importance of examining the role of external resources for individual’s resilience capacity, and cascading effects of family functioning on adolescent subjective well-being outcomes by promoting their resilience resources. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that a higher quality mother–adolescent relationship will be associated with better adolescent subjective well-being via improved resilience resources. Adolescents from Hong Kong (N = 133; M age = 11 years, SD = 0.21, 51.8% female) reported on their relationship with their mothers, resilience resources, and subjective well-being at Time 1 and one year later at Time 2. We used the half-longitudinal mediation model for testing mediation with two time points. Both resilience resources and mother–adolescent relationship quality were positively associated with adolescent subjective well-being, concurrently and one year later. Further, adolescents’ resilience resources mediated the association between mother–adolescent relationship quality and their subjective well-being one-year later. Our findings provide support for the cascading effect of external resources (i.e., mother–adolescent relationship quality) on adolescents’ resilience resources and their later subjective well-being. The findings can inform the improvement of existing resilience enhancement programs by adding components that strengthen family relationships.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Association between Mother–Adolescent Relationship Quality and Subjective well-being: Resilience Resources as a Mediating factor among Hong Kong Chinese Adolescents
Auteurs
Diyang Qu
Jiasheng Huang
Nancy Xiaonan Yu
Lai Ling Hui
Chrystyna D. Kouros
Publicatiedatum
04-06-2021
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 8/2021
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-021-01987-3