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Student Well-Being in Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong

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This book reviews the theories regarding commonly occurring developmental issues among Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong, the application of Positive Youth Development (PYD) to a large-scale primary prevention program and the impact of PYD on student well-being, indexed according to adolescent developmental issue. Using multiple strategies, it presents the overall constructs and frameworks supporting P.A.T.H.S. in response to the various psychosocial needs of Hong Kong's youth. Some of the issues covered include substance abuse, sexual behavior, internet addiction, bullying and cyber-bullying. The book argues for the effectiveness of the school-based program in promoting student well-being in modern Hong Kong society and will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students, university instructors, researchers, social workers, pediatricians, youth workers, educators, administrators, psychologists, school principals and allied professionals looking to promote whole-person development in junior form students and especially those with an interest in education in China.

Documents the most common developmental issues among young adolescents in Hong Kong

Covers curriculum designs for Positive Youth Development in Chinese adolescents

Presents the developmental outcomes of a large-scale school-based prevention program

Details the program's success based on longitudinal data across four years


Tak Yan Lee (MSW, PhD) is an Associate Professor and Assistant Head of the Department of Applied Social Sciences at the City University of Hong Kong. His teaching and research interests are in positive youth development, social work practice teaching and learning and group work. His research covers adolescent prostitution, positive youth development, parent-child communication, parental control and resilience of children and the elderly. He has provided consultancy to statutory bodies and social service agencies on civic awareness, youth development indices, moral values and behavior, socio-cultural beliefs, gambling behavior and compensated dating. He has published 330 pieces of work, including 50 refereed journal papers, 27 co-edited manual/books, 125 manual/book chapters, 10 professional journal papers, 32 manuals/papers on teaching in social work, 27 contract and consulting research reports, 45 conference papers/presentations, 12 occasional research reports and 2 book reviews.

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 is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Youth Studies and Applied Research on Quality of Life and he also serves in the editorial board of many international refereed journals including Social Indicators Research and Journal of Adolescent Health. Daniel T.L. Shek has to date published over 85 books, 154 book chapters and more than 500 articles in international refereed journals.

Dr. Rachel C.F. 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.


Preface.- Chapter 1: Introduction.- PART I: Student Well-Being and Developmental Issues: Theory.- Chapter 2: Prevention of Drug Abuse among Young People: A Conceptual Framework.- Chapter 3: Principles for the Construction of a School-based Sex Education Program.- Chapter 4: Preventing and Combating School Bullying: A Conceptual Review.- Chapter 5: Prevention of Cyber bullying: A Conceptual Review.- Chapter 6: Preventing and Combating Internet Addiction: A Concept Review.- Chapter 7: Construction of a Conceptual Framework on Money Literacy.- Chapter 8: Promotion of Bonding among Peers.- Chapter 9: Bonding as a Cornerstone for Positive Youth Development.- Chapter 10: Review of the Relationships between Resilience and Positive Youth Development.- PART II: Student Well-Being and Developmental Issues in Hong Kong: Primary Prevention.- Chapter 11: Prevention of Drug Abuse among Young People in Hong Kong: The P.A.T.H.S. Program.- Chapter 12: Promotion of Sex Education: The P.A.T.H.S. Program.- Chapter 13: Contrasting School Bullying: The P.A.T.H.S. Program.- Chapter 14: Prevention of Internet Addiction: The P.A.T.H.S. Program.- Chapter 15: Promotion of Money Literacy: The P.A.T.H.S. Program.- Chapter 16: Promotion of Bonding among Peers: The P.A.T.H.S. Program.- Chapter 17: Promotion of Family Bonding: The P.A.T.H.S. Program.- Chapter 18: Promotion of Resilience: The P.A.T.H.S. Program.- PART III: Positive Youth Development and Adolescent Developmental Issues: Evidence of Success.- Chapter 19: Risk Factors and Protective Factors in Substance Abuse in Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong.- Chapter 20: Sexual Behavior and Intention to Engage in Sexual Behavior among Young Adolescents in Hong Kong: Findings Based on Four Waves of Data.- Chapter 21: Family Attributes, Family Functioning and Positive Youth Development as Predictors of Adolescent Self-Harm: A Longitudinal Study in Hong Kong.- Chapter 22: Internet Addiction in Hong Kong Adolescents Based on Four Waves of Longitudinal Data.- Chapter 23: Adolescent Consumption of Pornographic Materials: Prevalence and Psychosocial Correlates based on a Longitudinal Study.- Chapter 24: Positive Youth Development (PYD) and Adolescent Development: Reflection on Related Research Findings and Programs.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Student Well-Being in Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong
Code EAN: 9789811012693
ISBN: 9811012695
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Springer Singapore
Genre: Sciences sociales, droit et économie
nombre de pages: 364
Poids: 552g
Taille: H235mm x B155mm x T19mm
Année: 2016
Auflage: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016