Journal of Social and Political


ISSN 2615-3718 (Online)

ISSN 2621-5675 (Print)

Published: 03 February 2019

A Comparative Study of Filial Piety and Life Satisfaction among Ningbo, Zhuhai, and Macau

Stanley Ping-Kuen Lau, Lai Lei Lou, Lijun Chang, Pou Chan Lo

Macao Polytechnic Institute, Ningbo University of Technology, Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai Campus, Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service of Macau

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Filial piety (FP) and life satisfaction were being studied among Ningbo, Zhuhai (the Mainland China) and Macau region of China. A total of 1252 undergraduate students were recruited from these three cities. FP is significantly different between eastern (Ningbo) and southern (Zhuhai) China, while FP is not significantly different between the Mainland China and Macau. FP is significantly associated with life satisfaction among these regions. Life satisfaction is significantly different between the Mainland and Macau, as well as eastern (Ningbo) and southern (Zhuhai) China. The results have a practical implication that educators can teach filial piety to students and ask them to respect, obey, and take care of their parents. As students show FP to their parents, their life satisfaction will increase.


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