Children and Adolescents: Future Challenges

Daniel T.L. Shek, PhD (Editor)
Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, PRC
Public Policy Research Institute, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, PRC
Department of Social Work, East China Normal University, Shanghai, PRC
Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau, Macau, PRC
Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Tak Yan Lee (Editor)
Department of Applied Social Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PR China

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health
BISAC: MED069000

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In this book, we have looked at some aspects commonly found in urban cities within developed countries. Although the chapters are all from Hong Kong (China’s most international city) with a focus on Chinese children and adolescents, key developmental issues are reviewed and new research agenda are discussed with implications for other cultures and cities. This book might be of interest to researchers who want to develop a new framework for understanding some of the most intriguing developmental issues of today’s youth.

They may find new perspectives and precious hints for planning future research. In addition, teachers, psychologists, social workers, and mental health practitioners in general should also be interested, as they need to design prevention or intervention programs to reduce the risk factors for adolescents. Finally, we hope it may be a resource for everyone involved at any level with the promotion of positive youth development.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Introduction
pp.1

Chapter 1
Future Research Challenges
(Daniel TL Shek, Tak Yan Lee, and Joav Merrick, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, PRC, and others)
pp.3-8

Section One: Future Challenges
pp.9

Chapter 2
Youth Neither in Employment, Education, or Training
(Cherry HL Tam, Diego Busiol, and Tak Yan Lee, Department of Applied Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PRC)
pp.11-20

Chapter 3
Growing up in a “Greenhouse”
(Janet TY Leung, and Diego Busiol, Department of Applied Social Sciences, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, PRC, and others)
pp.21-32

Chapter 4
Civic and Political Engagement among Youth
(YT Andrew Low, Diego Busiol, and Tak Yan Lee, Department of Applied Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PRC)
pp.33-44

Chapter 5
Phone Addiction amongst Children and Adolescents
(Tak Yan Lee, and Diego Busiol, Department of Applied Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PRC)
pp.45-58

Chapter 6
Living in a High-Density City
(Diego Busiol, Department of Applied Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PRC)
pp.59-72

Chapter 7
Materialism amongst Children and Adolescents
(Daniel TL Shek, and Emma Pu, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, PRC, and others)
pp.73-88

Chapter 8
Adolescent Egocentrism
(Daniel TL Shek, Catalina SM Ng, and Moon YM Law, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, PRC, and others)
pp.89-100

Chapter 9
Stress and Youth
(Diego Busiol, Herman HM Lo, and Lee Tak Yan, Department of Applied Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PRC)
pp.101-112

Chapter 10
Adolescent Empathy
(Daniel TL Shek, Luyin Liang, and Jackie WL Law, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, PRC, and others)
pp.113-126

Chapter 11
Major Depressive Disorder and Depressive Mood among Youth
(Diego Busiol, Herman HM Lo, and Lee Tak Yan, Department of Applied Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PRC)
pp.127-138

Section Two: Acknowledgments
pp.139

Chapter 12
About the Editors
pp.141

Chapter 13
About the Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, PRC
pp.143-144

Chapter 14
About the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, PRC
pp.145-146

Chapter 15
About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel
pp.147-150

Chapter 16
About the Book Series “Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health"
pp.151-154

Section Three: Index
pp.155

Index
pp.157

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