Change and correlates of resilience in high school students in Hong Kong: Findings based on six waves of longitudinal data

Tan Lei Shek, Xinli Chi, Li Lin

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Abstract

Based on six waves of longitudinal data collected from high school students, the study examined developmental pattern and correlates of resilience in adolescents in Hong Kong. Over 6 years, the students were invited to complete a questionnaire containing measures of psychosocial functioning including family functioning, parent-child subsystem quality and resilience. There was a slight decrease of resilience throughout adolescence. Adolescents having better parent-child subsystem quality and family functioning reported higher levels of resilience initially. However, better mother-child subsystem quality and family functioning were significantly associated with faster decrease in resilience, although adolescents with better parent-child subsystem quality and family functioning always reported higher resilience levels over 6 years. The findings suggest that strengthening family processes can help to promote resilience in adolescents in Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-396
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016

Keywords

  • adolescents
  • family functioning
  • Hong Kong
  • longitudinal study
  • parent-child subsystem quality
  • resilience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Sensory Systems
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Advanced and Specialised Nursing
  • Speech and Hearing

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