Developmental issues of university students

Tan Lei Shek, Boris P.M. Cheung

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Abstract

Four domains of developmental issues of university students in Hong Kong are examined in this chapter. First, behavioral and lifestyle problems of university students are identified, including alcohol consumption, Internet addiction, cyber-pornography, irregular sleep patterns, and interpersonal violence. Second, the mental health problems of university students including suicidal ideation, depression, and anxiety problems are outlined. Third, issues on self-determination (including establishment of personal goals), self-confidence, and materialism of the students are reviewed. Fourth, issues related to students’ connection to the society, including egocentrism and civic engagement, are discussed. The views of employers about university graduates in Hong Kong are also examined. With the emergence of developmental issues among Hong Kong university students, it is argued that it is important to promote the psychosocial competencies of university students via positive youth development programs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPromotion of Holistic Development of Young People in Hong Kong
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages3-14
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781628080407
ISBN (Print)9781628080193
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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