Navigation Links
Desire to Please Parents Motivates Kids at School
Date:5/12/2011

By Jenifer Goodwin
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, May 12 (HealthDay News) -- Children in both China and the United States who want to please their parents tend to do better at school, new research finds.

Yet in the United States, American kids' drive to please their parents declines during early adolescence, while in China feelings of obligation toward parents stay strong and even grow as kids hit their teenage years.

Researchers attribute that to cultural differences -- Americans view adolescence as a time in which teens assert their individualism, while the Chinese believe in "filial piety," or the idea that it's a child's responsibility to bring honor to their families and repay their parents for the sacrifices they made in raising them.

That means for Chinese kids, becoming a teenager doesn't mean rebelling or pulling away from family life, but becoming a more responsible member of it.

During early adolescence, "U.S. children feel less obligated toward their parents, and less concerned with showing their parents they are responsible members of the family," said study author Eva Pomerantz, a professor in the department of psychology at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "You don't see that decline in Chinese kids."

The study is published in the current issue of Child Development.

Pomerantz and her colleagues in China compared the attitudes of 825 middle-schoolers aged 11 to 14 in suburban Chicago and China. Students were asked over the course of two years about school and their parents, including how much they trusted their parents, how much time they felt they should spend at home with their parents, and how safe they felt communicating with them.

In addition, children were asked about their motivation to do well at school, including how important it was to them to please their parents or show them they're responsible.

Researchers also charted the grades the s
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. New research shows emotional impact of low sexual desire and associated distress
2. Researcher presents risk-free treatment for low female sexual desire
3. Sexual Desire, Satisfaction Dont Diminish During Pregnancy
4. Tapping away desire for those favorite foods and snacks
5. Hormone Raises Desire for Fattening Foods
6. Pharmahelper Pleased To Recognize Online Pharmacy Practice Standards Announced By Google Adwords
7. Spanish Only, Please: Special Latino Clinic Launched For Potential Abdominal Transplant Patients
8. New Backpack for Cyclists Sends a Polite Message to Motorists: '3 Feet Please'
9. DTM Systems Is Pleased To Announce That Aaron Alsop Has Achieved The Project Management Professional Credential With The Project Management Institute
10. Explorers Bounty Puffed Fruit Snacks Helping Parents Battle Summer Obesity
11. Parents often wait too long to treat childrens asthma symptoms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Desire to Please Parents Motivates Kids at School
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, BellasDress has launched its Christmas ... BellasDress has chosen their best-selling lace wedding dresses, vintage ... holiday season. , Now, BellasDress.com features popular women’s ... at discount prices. The business hopes everyone can have ... , “All our elegant products are made with ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Helen Harris’ RP (Retinitis Pigmentosa) International ... after an 8 year battle with breast cancer. ... in her home in Woodland Hills California after an ... , As the founder and volunteer President ... and championed many of today's greatest breakthroughs in restoring ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, LunaDress.co.uk has updated its blog to provide professional ... all of the models at LunaDress.co.uk come with big discounts, up ... wedding veil can turn out to be a most exciting memory ... can always bring surprise to a wedding. On the updated fashion ... choose veils for a big day . , Going out with ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... The risk of burns from fires and cooking accidents ... extra cautious, an expert says. "Between Thanksgiving and ... patients coming in with burns," said Dr. Steven Sandoval, ... Center of Stony Brook University Hospital in New York. ... if not careful, could quickly turn tragic," Sandoval said ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... early stage breast cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy and/or ... eventually develop leukemia as a result of their treatment, ... a review of more than 20,000 breast cancer cases ... the risk for developing treatment-related leukemia, though low, is ... frequency of bone marrow cancers such as leukemia is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:BellasDress.com’s Christmas Sale: Trendy Wedding Dresses With Big Discounts 2Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 2Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 3Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 4Health News:LunaDress Provides Professional Tips On Shopping Wedding And Prom Dresses 2Health News:Don't Let Burns Mar Your Holidays 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 3
... patterns and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among men has ... developing progressive inflammatory lung disease (COPD). ,COPD ... chronic progressive lung disease, such as emphysema and bronchitis. ... almost 43,000 men, who were already part of the ...
... for the horizontally inclined. An American inventor has come ... and lose weight , while working at the computer. ... Minn., who designed the standup "walk-and-work" desk, suggest it ... what are traditionally sit-down tasks. The workstation can be ...
... flu vaccines to healthy adults in the age range of 5 ... . The U.S Food and Drug Administration is now ... 5 years. ,This announcement comes at a time when ... 15.6 billion dollars. AstraZeneca was behind MedImmune because it did ...
... anxiety appears to increase the risk of heart attacks and death ... artery disease is caused by plaque build-up on the inside walls ... This causes them to harden and narrow. This ... other serious complications. , According to a report in ...
... mentally less advanced than expected about 29 millions years ago, ... revealed. ,Elwyn Simons identified the second and the ... and subjected it to micro CT scanning to calculate the ... ,Based on previous fossils collected at the same dig ...
... cereals and of magnesium may each be associated with a ... and meta-analysis in the issue of Archives of Internal ... diagnosed with diabetes worldwide may increase from 171 million in ... in the article. The associated illness, death and health care ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Stand Up And Get Back To Work! 2Health News:Influenza Vaccine FluMist To Be Approved In Younger Children As Well 2Health News:Dont Worry- Be Good To Your Heart 2Health News:Risk of Diabetes is Reduced by Intake of Grain Fiber and Magnesium 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014  Advanced Medical ... company engaged primarily in the development of brachytherapy ... applications, today announced that it has filed a ... and Drug Administration ("FDA") for marketing clearance for ... 513(f)(2) of the U.S. Food, Drug and Cosmetic ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 24, 2014 LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com ... Disposable Syringe Industry of 178 pages providing ... intelligence library. The 2014 Market ... is a professional and deep research report ... analysis, the report introduces Disposable Syringe basic ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014   Assurex Health, a personalized medicine ... providers for behavioral health and chronic pain conditions, ... in equity financing from new and existing investors, ... and Chief Executive Officer. The financing ... Assurex Health,s GeneSight ®  products.  GeneSight,s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Files a "de novo" Submission for Y-90 RadioGel(TM) Device 2Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Files a "de novo" Submission for Y-90 RadioGel(TM) Device 3World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 2World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 3World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 4World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 5Assurex Health Secures $30 Million Financing Round to Continue Growth in Neuropsychiatric Pharmacogenomics 2Assurex Health Secures $30 Million Financing Round to Continue Growth in Neuropsychiatric Pharmacogenomics 3Assurex Health Secures $30 Million Financing Round to Continue Growth in Neuropsychiatric Pharmacogenomics 4
... Hand Implant System utilizes the same proven ... replacements. The SR™ Hand Implant System ... prostheses including minimal bone resection, surface replacement ... surfaces, retention and/or repositioning of the ligamentous ...
For use in implant resection arthroplasty of the trapeziometacarpal joint in cases of rheumatoid, degenerative or post-traumatic arthritis....
The efficient choice for small joint replacement technology -- the Ascension Silicone MCP features a similar design to our PyroCarbon MCP and utilizes the same instrumentation for intra-operative fle...
... Hand Implant System utilizes the same proven ... replacements. The SR™ Hand Implant System ... prostheses including minimal bone resection, surface replacement ... surfaces, retention and/or repositioning of the ligamentous ...
Medicine Products: