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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2021, 4(11); doi: 10.25236/FER.2021.041105.

Is Family Education the Main Factor that Influences the Formation of Children's Social Interaction? A Research on Family Education of Middle Class in China


Chenyu Zhu1, Ruoqi Wan2, Xiao Fang3, Meng Li4, Yucheng Zhou5, Minmin Chen6

Corresponding Author:
Chenyu Zhu

1Ningbo University, Ningbo, Zhejiang, China

2Jiangxi Normal University Science and Technology College, Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China

3Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics Dongfang College, Haining, Zhejiang, China

4Abbey College Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

5Wenzhou-Kean University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China

6Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

These authors contributed equally to this work


In China, the middle-class families have an increasing demand for finding the right way to educate their children, because the evidence shows that the formation of children's correct social interaction behavior is closely related to family education. This paper investigates the relationship between education style and children's correct social interaction behavior through four dimensions: parents' educational philosophy, parents' intervention degree in children's activities, parents' communication style and children's social interaction performance. The results show that family education will lead to the formation of children's social interaction behavior no matter what kind it is, but democratic education can help make the formation of correct social interaction behavior and have a positive impact on the later stage of children. Because children's behavior is out of expectation, parents deepen the interference, which leads to the increase of uncertainty of family education. This feedback method promotes parents to reflect actively and injects new vitality into family education, which will promote children to form correct social interaction behavior.


Social Interaction, Family Education

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Chenyu Zhu, Ruoqi Wan, Xiao Fang, Meng Li, Yucheng Zhou, Minmin Chen. Is Family Education the Main Factor that Influences the Formation of Children's Social Interaction? A Research on Family Education of Middle Class in China. Frontiers in Educational Research (2021) Vol. 4, Issue 11: 23-32. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2021.041105.


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