Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6421

Author

Yuyang Hu

Date

2019

Date of Award

4-29-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Psychology

Concentration

General Psychology

Committee Chair

Xu Jiang

Committee Member

Randy Floyd

Committee Member

Robert Cohen

Abstract

Previous research has shown that parental attachment is a predictor of children's hope, and gender intensification theory proposed that parents had stronger effect on early adolescents with the same gender. This study examined the moderating role of Chinese parents' and adolescents' genders in the relation between parental attachment and hope. Data were collected from 745 middle school students (M = 12.77, SD = 0.73, 51.1% males) in China. Both cross-sectional and longitudinal designs were applied. Results indicated that both paternal and maternal attachment significantly predicted hope cross-sectionally, but only maternal attachment significantly predicted hope after six months. Gender did not have significant moderating effect in any model. In addition, mothers' education levels had significant relation with hope both cross-sectionally and longitudinally. Implication and future directions were discussed.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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