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Article: Rethinking the “Tiger Parent” Stereotypes: Parents’ Choice of Primary School for Their Kindergarten Children in Hong Kong

TitleRethinking the “Tiger Parent” Stereotypes: Parents’ Choice of Primary School for Their Kindergarten Children in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsParental preferences
parental values
Asia
school choices
child well-being
Issue Date2019
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wjsc20
Citation
Journal of School Choice, 2019, Epub How to Cite?
AbstractMass media and previous research tend to label Asian parents as “academic-obsessive” in their parenting, which can be reflected in the primary-school choice for their children. While some extant Hong Kong studies conducted a decade ago corroborated the above contention, we aim to provide an updated account of the general criteria considered by parents in Hong Kong while selecting primary schools, and how parental income and educational level influence the selection criteria. Using a survey design, a total of 99 kindergartens (N = 3429 parents) participated in this study. Findings show parents emphasized both child-centered factors (e.g., child happiness) and academic-centered factors in their decision-making. In general, parents with higher income attached higher importance to academic-centered factors and were also less concerned about practical and cost-related aspects. Child-centered criteria were found to be less important for parents with higher income and educational level.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/279960
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.321

 

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dc.contributor.authorChan, CKY-
dc.contributor.authorYeung, NCJ-
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-23T08:24:15Z-
dc.date.available2019-12-23T08:24:15Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of School Choice, 2019, Epub-
dc.identifier.issn1558-2159-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/279960-
dc.description.abstractMass media and previous research tend to label Asian parents as “academic-obsessive” in their parenting, which can be reflected in the primary-school choice for their children. While some extant Hong Kong studies conducted a decade ago corroborated the above contention, we aim to provide an updated account of the general criteria considered by parents in Hong Kong while selecting primary schools, and how parental income and educational level influence the selection criteria. Using a survey design, a total of 99 kindergartens (N = 3429 parents) participated in this study. Findings show parents emphasized both child-centered factors (e.g., child happiness) and academic-centered factors in their decision-making. In general, parents with higher income attached higher importance to academic-centered factors and were also less concerned about practical and cost-related aspects. Child-centered criteria were found to be less important for parents with higher income and educational level.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wjsc20-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of School Choice-
dc.rightsPreprint: This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in [JOURNAL TITLE] on [date of publication], available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/[Article DOI]. Postprint: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in [JOURNAL TITLE] on [date of publication], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/[Article DOI].-
dc.subjectParental preferences-
dc.subjectparental values-
dc.subjectAsia-
dc.subjectschool choices-
dc.subjectchild well-being-
dc.titleRethinking the “Tiger Parent” Stereotypes: Parents’ Choice of Primary School for Their Kindergarten Children in Hong Kong-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailChan, CKY: ckchan09@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailYeung, NCJ: jncy@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityChan, CKY=rp00892-
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/15582159.2019.1700441-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85076521856-
dc.identifier.hkuros308713-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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