"Dreams," "aspirations" and related constructs are traditionally regarded as facilitators of adolescent educational attainment in the Chinese context. Besides, there is an emergent trend to widen the understanding of such constructs, particularly their impact on children and adolescent developmental outcomes. This chapter discusses the developmental outcomes of dreams, aspiration and related concepts based on a thorough review of the literature. Besides outlining the impacts of aspirations, dreams and related constructs on children and adolescents, features of related intervention programs, including themes of the intervention programs, program participants, methods of implementation and evaluation in both Western and Chinese contexts are also documented.
|Title of host publication||Soft Skills and Aspirations in Chinese Children and Youth|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers Inc|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Nov 2018|
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