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Table 6 The "absent migrant parents" childrena's self-concept between different levels of parental contact

From: A survey in rural China of parent-absence through migrant working: the impact on their children's self-concept and loneliness

Parental contact factors Mean SD P value
How often the parents returned home    
once every one month 53.98 10.80 < .001
once every 2-6 months 51.20 6.81  
once every 7-12 months 37.18 10.18  
Whether parents communicated with them frequently    
Yes 50.27 10.66 < .001
No 33.78 9.48  
  1. NOTE: aN = 216