Family and personal adjustment of economically disadvantaged Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong

Tan Lei Shek, Pik Fong Tsui

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Abstract

This study attempted to examine the relationship between poverty and adolescent developmental outcomes in the family and personal domains in 3,328 Chinese secondary school students in Hong Kong. Developmental outcomes included positive youth development constructs, problem behaviors, perceived family interaction, and parental parenting. Results showed that adolescents experiencing poverty did not differ from nonpoor adolescents in terms of risk behavior and in most indicators of positive youth development. On the other hand, adolescents with economic disadvantage displayed lower levels of positive identity, family interaction, and perceived paternal parenting than did those without economic disadvantage. L. Shek and Pik Fong Tsui.
Original languageEnglish
Article number142689
JournalThe Scientific World Journal
Volume2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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