Impact of Parent’s Socioeconomic Status on Perceived Parental Pressure and Test Anxiety among Chinese High School Students

Huilin Chen

Abstract


This study carries out empirical researches among Mainland Chinese high school students to explore the impact
of parent’s socioeconomic status on perceived parental pressure and test anxiety. The discoveries of the study
include: perceived parental pressure has significant impact on test anxiety; parents’ occupations, parents’ income
and mother’s education have significant impact on perceived parental pressure; parents’ occupations, parents’
income and mother’s education have significant impact on test anxiety. There are sufficient evidences to support
the notion that the ethic stressing family glory and material success can be a major source of perceived parental
pressure and test anxiety in China. Another finding of the study is that there may exist a mediation relationship
among parent’s socioeconomic status, perceived parental pressure, and test anxiety. By controlling perceived
parental pressure, the mediator variable, the impact of parent’s socioeconomic status on test anxiety can be
greatly reduced.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ijps.v4n2p235

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International Journal of Psychological Studies   ISSN 1918-7211 (Print)   ISSN 1918-722X (Online)

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