ISSN 1671-3710
CN 11-4766/R

心理科学进展 ›› 2018, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (3): 538-548.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2018.00538

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 徐华春; 崔碧颖; 张文婷   

  1.  (四川师范大学教师教育与心理学院, 成都 610068)
  • 收稿日期:2017-03-27 出版日期:2018-03-15 发布日期:2018-01-31
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 Does parenthood increase well-being?

 XU Huachun; CUI Biying; ZHANG Wenting   

  1.  (School of Teacher Education and Psychology, Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu 610068, China)
  • Received:2017-03-27 Online:2018-03-15 Published:2018-01-31
  • Contact: XU Huachun, E-mail: E-mail: E-mail:
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摘要:  生育−幸福的关系是一个影响个人、家庭和整个社会的重要话题。目前, 它已成为心理学研究的一个热点, 涉及到人性需要、心理发展以及现实的社会环境等诸多影响因素。对此, 全世界大众中存在一些广泛的素人理论与信念, 心理学家则基于不同理论阐述了生育的心理功能以及生育−幸福的关系。已有的实证研究仍以人口学调查为主, 结论却不尽一致。复杂调节变量的影响, 研究者对幸福的不同界定与测量以及社会的变迁都可能导致生育−幸福关系的复杂性。未来研究者应在人性哲学的探讨、充分考虑群体异质性的深入调查、基于心理学视角的实证研究以及相关问题上心理健康服务的研究与实践方面作出更多工作, 并为国家有关政策的改革提供建议。

关键词:  为人父母, 幸福, 快乐, 生活满意度, 意义感

Abstract:  The relationship between parenthood and well-being is an important topic which concerns the individuals, families and the society as a whole. Now, it has become a hot research area in psychology and involves many factors to be taken into consideration, such as the basic human needs,the development of personality and different growing environments. Regarding this issue, common people around the world have some shared beliefs,while psychologists have different views.To date, empirical research that has focused on the well-being of parents has reported inconsistent results which may be explained by different definitions and measures of well-being used, and a variety of factors that may moderate the complex relationship between parenthood and well-being. Further, as society changes due to for example government policies and values, this relationship and the moderating variables may have changed over time.In this paper, we review the research in this area and the theories that have been used to explain the relationship between parenthood and well-being.Future research should aim to deepen our understanding of human nature, pay more attention to the heterogeneity of people, and do more empirical studies from the view of psychology.Such research has the potential to inform both mental health service provision and family- related policy.

Key words: parenthood, well-being, happiness, life-satisfaction, meaning