The Psychological Well-being of East Asian Youth

  • Chin-Chun Yi

Part of the Quality of Life in Asia book series (QLAS, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. The Family Context

  3. The School Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Ying-Hwa Chang
      Pages 131-153
  4. Entering into Adulthood

  5. East Asian Additions

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 339-345

About this book


This book provides readers with a comprehensive picture of diverse growth trajectories of East Asian youth from early adolescence to young adulthood.  Based on a unique panel dataset of Taiwanese youth from the year 2000 to 2009, various life experiences since the junior high to senior high and to college are discussed in terms of influences on the long term development of psychological well-being.  Situated in a rapidly changing social context, a typical youth in this region is faced with the constant pressure from traditional norms which remain strong as well as with the overwhelming impact of modern ideologies.  This book aims to describe significant social mechanisms affecting different growth patterns and to delineate the interplay of various mechanisms in the developmental process during this particular life course.


The book includes comparative data from other East Asian societies such as Korea, China and Hong Kong.


Adolescence East Asian Societies Family Influence Interplay of Family School Context Taiwanese Teenagers The Psychological Well-being Unconventional Families Youth Developmental Patterns

Editors and affiliations

  • Chin-Chun Yi
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Fellow, Academia SinicaTaipeiTaiwan R.O.C.

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