SS276: Relationship Between Family Communication And Problematic Behaviors Among High School Students In China


The prevalence of problematic behaviors among high school students in China, including addiction, aggression, truancy, and delinquency, is a pressing concern. Poor family communication is a recognized factor contributing to these behaviors in adolescents. This study utilizes social control theory, which suggests that an individual's behavior is influenced by their connections to society and attachment to social institutions. Weak family communication diminishes these connections, leading to problem behaviors in adolescents. Thus, this study aims to investigate the role of family communication in the development of problem behavior among Chinese high school students, focusing on social control. To achieve this, a quantitative survey design will be employed, gathering data from a representative sample of 370 senior high school students. Participants will complete a self-reported questionnaire measuring problematic behaviors and family communication. Statistical techniques, such as regression and correlation analysis, will be used to analyze the collected data and explore the relationship between family communication and problematic behaviors. This research aims to advance our understanding of the complex factors influencing problematic behaviors among senior high school students. By highlighting the significance of social control theory, the findings will inform interventions focused on promoting positive outcomes and well-being in this population. Ultimately, this study has the potential to contribute to the development of effective prevention and intervention strategies, enhancing our understanding of the multifaceted causes of problematic behaviors in adolescents.