Developmental impact of dreams, aspirations and related behavior in children and adolescents

Florence K.Y. Wu, Daniel T.L. Shek, Hildie Leung

Research output: Chapter in book / Conference proceedingChapter in an edited book (as author)Academic researchpeer-review


"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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoft Skills and Aspirations in Chinese Children and Youth
PublisherNova Science Publishers Inc
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781536140934
ISBN (Print)9781536140927
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Developmental impact of dreams, aspirations and related behavior in children and adolescents'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this