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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2016, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (2): 293-304.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2016.00293

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Filial piety: Theories, measurements, variations, and relationships to related variables

FU Xurong; WANG Fengyan; CHEN Xiang; WEI Xindong   

  1. (School of Psychology, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210097, China)
  • Online:2016-02-15 Published:2016-02-15
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Filial Piety refers to the combination of social attitudes and behaviors that children have towards their parents. In recent years, significant progress has been made in the research fields of filial piety, including construction of theories, exploitation of measuring instruments, application of measuring instruments to estimate and measure the variations of filial piety and also its relation to other variables. The key to advancement of research in this field is to establish multiple filial piety models, improvement of filial piety measuring tools, enhancement of research quality by systematic thinking and the application of multiple research methods and paying more attention to the relationship between filial piety and positive psychological variables.

Key words: filial piety, measurement of filial piety, the variations of filial piety, Dual Filial Piety Model