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Well-Being Contagion in the Family: Transmission of Happiness and Distress Between Parents and Children
Chi,Peilian1; Du,Hongfei2,3; King,Ronnel B.4; Zhou,Nan5; Cao,Hongjian5; Lin,Xiuyun6
2019-05-11
Source PublicationChild Indicators Research
ISSN18748988 1874897X
AbstractPsychological well-being is contagious within families. However, two key issues remain unresolved: a) which type of well-being is transmitted and b) who transmits to whom The present study aims to answer these two questions by drawing on a longitudinal and nationally representative sample to examine a) whether both positive and negative aspects of well-being can be transmitted and b) whether both parents and children transmit well-being to each other. Analyses were conducted using the China Family Panel Studies data in 2010 (2971 adolescents and their parents) and 2014. Cross-lagged analysis showed that the positive aspect of well-being (i.e., subjective well-being, SWB) was almost fully transmitted among all family members. In contrast, the negative aspect of well-being (i.e., psychological distress, PD) was transmitted only from fathers to mothers and from fathers to adolescent children. A gender-specific effect emerged such that sons rather than daughters predicted fathers’ SWB. Well-being contagion in families was more robust for the positive aspect of well-being. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
KeywordContagion Family Psychological distress Subjective well-being
DOI10.1007/s12187-019-09636-4
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Language英语
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionUniversity of Macau
Corresponding AuthorChi,Peilian
Affiliation1.Department of PsychologyFaculty of Social SciencesUniversity of Macau,Macao
2.Department of PsychologyGuangzhou University,Guangzhou,China
3.Social and Health Psychology Research CenterGuangzhou University,Guangzhou,China
4.Department of Curriculum and InstructionThe Education University of Hong Kong,Hong Kong
5.Faculty of EducationBeijing Normal University,Beijing,China
6.Faculty of PsychologyBeijing Normal University,Beijing,China
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Social Sciences
Corresponding Author AffilicationFaculty of Social Sciences
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Chi,Peilian,Du,Hongfei,King,Ronnel B.,et al. Well-Being Contagion in the Family: Transmission of Happiness and Distress Between Parents and Children[J]. Child Indicators Research,2019.
APA Chi,Peilian,Du,Hongfei,King,Ronnel B.,Zhou,Nan,Cao,Hongjian,&Lin,Xiuyun.(2019).Well-Being Contagion in the Family: Transmission of Happiness and Distress Between Parents and Children.Child Indicators Research.
MLA Chi,Peilian,et al."Well-Being Contagion in the Family: Transmission of Happiness and Distress Between Parents and Children".Child Indicators Research (2019).
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