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Table 2 Factor loadings of skill building in the SHFS 2010 (principal component analysis)

From: The reproduction of working class? Social mobility and the stratification of parenting practice in urban Chinese families

Regarding children’s education and parenting, do you agree with the following statement? Autonomy Emotional expression Overall performance
Children cannot argue with the parents .056 −.396 .582
Being obedient is more important than having good academic performance .131 .047 .644
Children should be allowed to express dissatisfaction through venting .107 .794 .012
Children can cry to express their feelings .167 .726 .108
It is more important to cultivate children’s imagination than their academic performance .355 .326 .479
It is more important to cultivate children’s imagination than their sport ability −.083 .202 .665
Children should try different things, not being afraid of making mistakes .692 .320 .052
Children should have the confidence to express dissent opinions .815 .196 .041
Children should be polite to people they do not like .697 −.218 .038
Percentages of the explained variation 20.27 18.39 16.06