Developmental Issues in Chinese Adolescents

Daniel T.L. Shek, Ph.D. (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

Rachel C.F. Sun, Ph.D. (Editor)
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, P.R. China

Joav Merrick, M.D., 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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Young people are regarded as future assets of the society. Hence, adolescent prevention programs are commonly developed to tackle adolescent risk behavior and positive youth development programs are designed to promote holistic development in adolescents. However, a survey of the literature shows that research on adolescents is mainly confined to the Western societies.

For Chinese psychologists, pediatricians, psychiatrists, and allied human service workers, knowledge about adolescent development is largely developed in the Western culture. To what extent is Western knowledge on adolescent development applicable to Chinese young people? Are Chinese adolescent risk behaviors similar to those in Western societies? To what extent are intervention programs, such as adolescent prevention programs, applicable to Chinese people? These are important questions to be addressed by human service professionals working with Chinese adolescents and their families.

Preface

Introduction: Development of Chinese adolescents: Assessment, issues and intervention
(Daniel TL Shek, Rachel Sun and Joav Merrick)

Chapter 1. Reflective Journals of Students Taking a Positive Youth Development Course in a University Context in Hong Kong
(Daniel TL Shek and Florence KY Wu)

Chapter 2. Psychometric Properties of the Existence Subscale of the Purpose in Life Questionnaire for Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong
(Ben MF Law)

Chapter 3. Subjective Outcome Evaluation of the Project P.A.T.H.S. (Extension Phase) Based on the Perspective of Program Implementer
(Daniel TL Shek and Lu Yu)

Chapter 4. Subjective outcome evaluation of the project P.A.T.H.S. in different cohorts of students
(Daniel TL Shek and Ceci MS Ma)

Chapter 5. Student Classroom Misbehavior: An Exploratory Study based on Teachers’ Perceptions
(Rachel CF Sun and Daniel TL Shek)

Chapter 6. Family and Personal Adjustment of Economically Disadvantaged Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong
(Daniel TL Shek and PF Tsui)

Chapter 7. Post-Lecture Evaluation of a Positive Youth Development Subject for University Students in Hong Kong
(Daniel TL Shek)

Chapter 8. Evaluation of the effectiveness of a positive youth development program for secondary students in Macau
(Andrew L Luk, KM Leong and Annah ML Au)

Chapter 9. Measurement of Prosocial Reasoning among Chinese adolescents
(Frank HY Lai, Andrew MH Siu, Chewtyn Chan and Daniel TL Shek)

Chapter 10. Predictors of Prosocial Behavior among Chinese High School Students in Hong Kong
(Andrew MH Siu, Daniel TL Shek and Frank HY Lai)

Chapter 11. Classroom Misbehavior in the Eyes of Students: A Qualitative Study
(Rachel CF Sun and Daniel TL Shek)

Chapter 12. Associations between pathological gambling and psychiatric comorbidity among help-seeking populations in Hong Kong
(Daniel TL Shek, Elda ML Chan and Ryan HY Wong)

Chapter 13. Internet Addiction Phenomenon in Early Adolescents in Hong Kong
(Daniel TL Shek and Lu Yu)

Chapter 14. Consumption of Pornographic Materials among Hong Kong Early Adolescents: A Replication
(Daniel TL Shek and Ceci MS Ma)

Acknowledgments

Chapter 15. About the editors

Chapter 16. About the Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Chapter 17. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel

Chapter 18. About the book series “Pediatrics, child and adolescent health”

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