Li Chen-Bouck's research while affiliated with Baker University and other places

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Educator-targeted bullying (ETB) describes bullying behavior of learners targeting educators (de Wet, 2012). Most studies of ETB in the U.S. and China have collected quantitative data; however, qualitative data provides more detailed information, thus leading to deeper understanding of phenomena (Hilal & Alabri, 2013). The current data were drawn...
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Using a pre- and post-test design, this study examined the changes in empathy skills, life satisfaction, and relationship quality among mainland Chinese adolescents (ages 13–15 years) and their mothers ( N = 108 dyads) following an empathy training intervention. Participants completed a 20-day empathy training, including two in-person group trainin...
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This study examined associations between mothers’ Chinese cultural values, monitoring, and psychological control with early adolescents’ independent and interdependent self-construals (SCs). Adolescents ( n = 594) and their mothers were recruited from urban areas in mainland China. Mothers reported their Chinese cultural values; adolescents reporte...
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Parenting behaviors may be influenced by multiple factors, including parental values, beliefs, socialization goals, and children’s characteristics (e.g., personality, age). This study examined relations between Chinese mothers’ collectivism socialization goals and “training” beliefs and their parenting styles and behaviors with their children (yout...
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This study examined preservice and practicing teachers’ beliefs about factors influencing student academic performance. Participants viewed teacher factors as a more important determinant of academic performance than student or family factors. However, teachers who held a stronger entity view of students’ intelligence viewed teachers as less respon...
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Through interviews with 22 middle-class mothers and their adolescent children, we explored contemporary approaches to parenting in urban China. The participants provided evidence of authoritative parenting style. We also examined the applicability of Chao’s construct of Chinese parenting guan (管) for adolescence; the participants seemed to support...
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Contingent self-worth (CSW) is the extent to which an individual's sense of self-worth is dependent on performance in a particular domain. CSW has been linked to poorer psychological health (e.g., lower global self-esteem, greater depression and anxiety). However, the majority of work on CSW has been conducted with US college students. Far less is...
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The purpose of this study was to examine Chinese young adults’ judgments, of parental control across a range of domains (e.g., clothing and friendship), whether judgments would be influenced by experimentally manipulated information regarding cultural values and cultural normativeness, and whether perceptions of parental acceptance/rejection influe...

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... Moreover, Chinese parents' collectivism goals may reflect their own adherence to Chinese collectivistic cultural values that emphasize interdependence and prosocial orientation (Chen & French, 2008), which may lead them to have more mutual communication as well as show more helping and caring behaviors within the family. Indeed, several studies suggest that Chinese maternal collectivism goals were positively associated with youth-report or mother-report authoritative parenting (Chan et al., 2009, Chen-Bouck et al., 2019, Li et al., 2010. It should be noted that, under the classic individualism-collectivism framework of cultural values, parental endorsement of autonomy and relatedness seem to stand as polar opposites (Keller, 2003). ...
... For example, researchers have found that classroom growth constructs help students to be more collaborative with peers (Zander et al., 2018), increase the effectiveness of educational interventions (Yeager et al., 2019), and demonstrate positive associations with classroom-level outcomes (Lau & Nie, 2008). Moreover, teachers' growth constructs have been linked to more genuine enthusiasm for teaching (Patrick et al., 2001), interest in professional development programs (Butler, 2007;Rissanen et al., 2018), the belief that they can substantially influence students' outcomes (Patterson et al., 2016), and the belief that students are capable of development over time (Rattan et al., 2012). Such evidence suggests that growth-focused motivation in the classroom may directly contribute to students' outcomes over the school year. ...
... The traditional parenting style in China is controlling, restrictive, and authoritarian (Chao 1994). In describing the nature of Chinese parenting, some scholars (Li et al. 2017) have suggested the term guan (training), which refers to a form that integrates care with discipline and love with governing. This is evidenced in the above stories of dujing families where parents put pressure on their children and forced them to go to the Academy out of consideration for their future education and life. ...
... The third type of selfhood refers to the self as an agent (having agency, control and persistence in achieving a goal despite failure, frustration and discouragement). Empirical studies demonstrated that these self domains have moderate to high associations as predictors, mediators and moderators in the mechanism predicting young people's mental health [40][41][42][43]. A growing body of work suggests that self-hood is conceptually related to but distinct from another psychological construct-Mattering, which refers to the extent in which we are important to the world and people around us [44]. ...
... Consistent with prior research (Chen et al., 2019;Gameiro et al., 2010;Ngai & Ngu, 2013b), the mental component of men's quality of life in this study remained quite stable across the perinatal period, whereas the physical component of quality of life had a modest but significant drop at 6 weeks postpartum. In the traditional Chinese culture, men are regarded as the primary breadwinner of the family, while women as child carers (Chen-Bouck & Patterson, 2015). Nowadays, men are expected not only to provide financial support for their families but also share the responsibilities of childcare (Ngai & Lam, 2020). ...