- ZHANG Qin1,3, ZHANG Cai2,3, ZHANG Xing-hui4, XIANG Zi-ni3, WANG Yun3
1. School of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Electronic Science and Technology of Chengdu, Chengdu 611731, China;
2. National Innovation Center for Assessment of Basic Education Quality, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China;
3. China State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China;
4. School of Education, Hainan Normal University, Haikou 571158, China
To study the relationship between parental investment and children's life satisfaction in urban families with different income. 1416 children in Grade 4-8 from medium-developed regions were investigated. The sample came from the database of the National Chilrens'Study of China(NCSC). The famlies were divided into 3 groups according to income level(i.e., high, medium and low income group). The results showed that ①High-income families had the highest education-al payout, while low-income families had the least investment on children's specialty training; Childeren from the low-in-come family had the least parental company and parental help; ②Parental investment had significantly predictive effect on childrens's life satisfaction in each family group. Interestingly, in high-income family, family educational payout had a neg-ative effect on children's life satisfaction.
- Family income; Parental investment; Life satisfaction