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Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong

Family Life, Psychological Well-Being and Risk Behavior

  • Daniel T.L. Shek
  • Rachel C. F. Sun
  • Cecilia M.S. Ma

Benefits

  • Documents the development of early adolescents in Hong Kong

  • Covers a wide range of adolescent developmental outcomes

  • Presents longitudinal data across three years on family quality of life, personal well-being and risk behavior among Chinese adolescents

Book

Part of the Quality of Life in Asia book series (QLAS, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Daniel T. L. Shek, Xiang Li
    Pages 93-109
  3. Daniel T. L. Shek, Janet T. Y. Leung
    Pages 133-153
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 239-246

About this book

Introduction

This book documents the findings of a 3-year longitudinal study on the quality of family life, personal well-being and risk behavior in Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong. It presents the profiles of quality of family life (family functioning, parental behavioral control, parental psychological control, and parent-child relational qualities); personal well-being (positive youth development and life satisfaction measures); and adolescent risk behavior (substance abuse, delinquency, self-harm and suicidal behavior, and behavioral intentions to engage in risk behavior) in different adolescent populations across time. It also examines theoretical issues concerning the interrelationships between family quality of life, psychological well-being and risk behavior in adolescents. Practically speaking, the findings can help youth workers appreciate the importance of family quality of life and positive youth development in shaping the personal well-being and risk behavior in Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong.

Keywords

Adolescent development in Hong Kong Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong Chinese psychology Development of early adolescents in Hong Kong Family functioning in Hong Kong Family processes in Hong Kong Family quality of life in Hong Kong Family quality of life in Hong Kong Parental-child relation in Hong Kong Parenting quality in Hong Kong Personal well-being in Hong Kong Positive youth development in Hong Kong Risk behaviour of chinese adolescents in Hong Kong

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel T.L. Shek
    • 1
  • Rachel C. F. Sun
    • 2
  • Cecilia M.S. Ma
    • 3
  1. 1.The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of Applied Social SciencesHunghomHong Kong SAR
  2. 2.The University of Hong Kong Faculty of EducationHong KongHong Kong SAR
  3. 3.The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHunghomHong Kong SAR

About the editors

Daniel T.L. Shek (PhD, FHKPS, BBS, SBS, JP) is Chair Professor of Applied Social Sciences in the Department of Applied Social Sciences and Associate Vice President (Undergraduate Programme), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has taught social work students at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels for roughly thirty years. He was Dean of Students (1996-1998) and Dean of General Education (2006-2008) of New Asia College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was elected to be the Best Lecturer teaching the major courses in the Department of Social Work in 1995-1996. He was awarded the Exemplary Teaching Award, Faculty of Social Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2002-2003. Daniel T.L. Shek has to date published over 85 books, 154 book chapters and more than 500 articles in international refereed journals.

Rachel Sun got her BSocSc and PhD at The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. She is Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. She is a Principal Investigator of school misbehavior research studies and Co-Principal Investigator of positive youth development programs and a service leadership program in Hong Kong. Her research areas include academic achievement motivation, school satisfaction, life satisfaction, positive youth development, problem behavior, school misbehavior, adolescent suicidal ideation and psychological health. She is a member of the editorial boards of Research on Social Work Practice, and Frontiers in Child Health and Human Development.

Cecilia Ma (BEd, MPhil, PhD) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Social Sciences at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She received her PhD from the University of South Carolina. Her research interests include psychometrics, structural equation modeling and program evaluation. She has published peer reviewed papers in journals such as Research on Social Work Practice, Social Indicators Research and International Journal on Disability and Human Development. She has also co-authored book chapters and articles in the area of Chinese adolescents’ psychological development. Her current research projects focus on positive youth development programs and the development of a university leadership program.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong
  • Book Subtitle Family Life, Psychological Well-Being and Risk Behavior
  • Editors Daniel T.L. Shek
    Rachel C. F. Sun
    Cecilia M.S. Ma
  • Series Title Quality of Life in Asia
  • Series Abbreviated Title Quality of Life in Asia
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-143-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-287-142-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-10-1197-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-287-143-5
  • Series ISSN 2211-0550
  • Series E-ISSN 2211-0569
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 246
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Quality of Life Research
    Family
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