A survey of Higher Vocational Students' upward Comparative Parenting

Abstract

This study is aim at investigate the current situation of higher vocational students receiving upward comparative parenting and the differences in upward comparative parenting among higher vocational college students with different demographic variables. By using the self-designed upward comparative parenting questionnaire to survey 1075 higher vocational college students, the results show that: In general, higher vocational college students receive the highest frequency of upward Comparative Parenting (2.95 ± 1.57) on the level of learning diligence, and the frequency of upward Comparative Parenting (2.62 ± 1.27) for male higher vocational students is higher than that for female students (2.39 ± 1.17). The subjects from urban areas (2.56 ± 1.29) were significantly higher than those from rural areas (2.39 ± 1.14). Conclusion: upward comparative parenting is a common phenomenon among higher vocational college students in China.