Human Developmental Research: Experience from Research in Hong Kong

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

Cecilia M.S. Ma, PhD (Editor)
Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Hong Kong, China

Lu Yu (Editor)
Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, P.R. China

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel
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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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
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Human development research commonly addresses the “what”, “when”, “how”, “why”, “who”, and “where” of human development. For example, with reference to the development of resilience in adolescence, researchers often ask what are the components of resilience (“what”), their development at different time points (“when”), and the related trajectories (“how”). Researchers also attempt to understand factors influencing resilience (“why”) in different adolescents (“who”) in different cultures (“where”). In many adolescent research studies, researchers are interested in asking questions about “relationships” among developmental events and concepts, such as the relationship between the family environment and resilience.

Besides, research questions regarding “differences” are raised by researchers, such as differences between early adolescents and late adolescents on resilience, and differences in resilience in Chinese and African adolescents. Against this background we present in this book several chapters on the statistical analyses in human development research using real-life datasets based on the positive youth development project (P.A.T.H.S.) in Hong Kong in a pioneer attempt using different Chinese contexts with the wish that we can facilitate Chinese researchers to understand human development research and understand more about statistical analyses. (Imprint: Nova)

Introduction

Human Developmental Research

Section One: Human Development Research

Chapter 1. Use of Structural Equation Modeling in Human Development Research
(Daniel TL Shek and Lu Yu, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, P.R. China, and others)

Chapter 2. Application of SPSS Linear Mixed Methods to Adolescent Development Research: Basic Concepts and Steps
(Daniel TL Shek and Cecilia MS Ma, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, P.R. China, and others)

Chapter 3. How to Plot Growth Curves Based on SPSS Output? Illustrations Based on a Study on Adolescent Development
(Cecilia MS Ma and Daniel TL Shek, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, P.R. China, and others)

Chapter 4. Confirmatory Factor Analysis Using AMOS: A Demonstration
(Daniel TL Shek and Lu Yu, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, P.R. China, and others)

Chapter 5. Testing Factorial Invariance Across Groups: An Illustration Using AMOS
(Lu Yu and Daniel TL Shek, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, P.R. China, and others)

Chapter 6. The Use of Confirmatory Factor Analyses in Adolescent Research: Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong
(Daniel TL Shek and Cecilia MS Ma, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, P.R. China, and others)

Chapter 7. Family Functioning, Positive Youth Development and Internet Addiction in Junior Secondary School Students: Structural Equation Models Using AMOS
(Lu Yu and Daniel TL Shek, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, P.R. China, and others)

Section Two: Application

Chapter 8. Using Structural Equation Modeling to Examine Consumption of Pornographic Materials in Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong
(Daniel TL Shek and Cecilia MS Ma, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, P.R. China, and others)

Chapter 9. Intention to Engage in Sexual Behavior: Influence of Family Functioning and Positive Youth Development Over Time
(Cecilia MS Ma and Daniel TL Shek, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, P.R. China, and others)

Chapter 10. Objective Outcome Evaluation of a Positive Youth Development Program in China
(Daniel TL Shek, Lu Yu, Rachel CF Sun, Tak Yan Lee, Xiao Yan Han, Xi Xi Li and Xin Zhao, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, P.R. China, and others)

Chapter 11. Subjective Outcome Evaluation of the Training Program of the Project P.A.T.H.S.: Findings Based on the Revised Training Program
(Daniel TL Shek and Hildie Leung, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, P.R. China, and others)

Chapter 12. Subjective Outcome Evaluation of a Positive Youth Development Program in China
(Daniel TL Shek, Xiao Yan Han, Tak Yan Lee and Lu Yu, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, P.R. China, and others)

Chapter 13. The Chinese Adolescent Materialism Scale: Psychometric Properties and Normative Profiles
(Daniel TL Shek, Cecilia MS Ma and Li Lin, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, P.R. China, and others)

Chapter 14. The Chinese Adolescent Egocentrism Scale: Psychometric Properties and Normative Profiles
(Daniel TL Shek, Lu Yu and Andrew MH Siu, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, P.R. China, and others)

Section Three: Acknowledgement

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”

Section Four: Index

Index

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