Asian Journal of Counselling



Counseling Chinese Peoples: Perspectives of Filial Piety

2000.第7卷第1期(Vol. 7 No. 1).pp. 23–41
 

Counseling Chinese Peoples: Perspectives of Filial Piety

從孝道的觀點看對中國人的輔導

Kwong-Liem Karl KWAN(關光濂)

Abstract

Filial piety has been considered an indigenous psychological construct that governs the familial and intergenerational relationships of Chinese people. Few existing studies, however, have explored the psychological implications of filial piety in the counseling context. In this article, several psychological themes related to filial piety will first be reviewed. The adaptive functions and the potential psychological dilemma associated with filial piety will then be discussed. Finally, several applications of this psychological construct in the counseling of Chinese people will be suggested.

摘要

孝道一直以來被認為是管理中國人家庭及不同輩份關係的本土心理構念。然而,從輔導的角度去探究孝道心理涵義的文獻卻為數不多。本文先綜述了幾個有關孝道的心理主題,進而討論孝道在中國家庭中的適應功能及可能會引致的心理矛盾,最後會為這心理構念在輔導中國人的應用上提出幾項建議。