Perceived family life quality in junior secondary school students in hong kong

Tan Lei Shek, Hildie Leung, Su Lu

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The present longitudinal study examined perceived family functioning and related socio-demographic correlates from the perspective of adolescents in Hong Kong. Results showed that adolescent perceptions of family functioning based on different indicators gradually deteriorated over time. Regarding the socio-demographic correlates, (a) boys had more favourable perceived family functioning than did girls; (b) adolescents from non-intact families had poorer perceived family functioning than those from intact families; and (c) economically disadvantaged adolescents had poorer perceived family functioning than non-economically disadvantaged adolescents. Results also revealed that adolescents’ perceived family functioning was positively related to positive youth development. Analyses further indicated that perceived family functioning and positive youth development were concurrently and longitudinally related.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)757-775
Number of pages19
JournalSocial Indicators Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Adolescents
  • Economically disadvantaged
  • Family functioning
  • Family life quality
  • Positive youth development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences(all)


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