Retrospective peak-experiences among Chinese young adults in Hong Kong

Edward Hoffman, Man Yee Ho, Xiaohua Sylvia Chen, Fernando A. Ortiz

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An investigation of early peak-experiences among 116 Hong Kong college students, all born in Hong Kong or mainland China, generated 161 retrospective reports. The most frequent peak-experiences involved interpersonal joy, followed by those of external achievement and materialism. Implications of the findings for fostering Chinese youth development from a strength-based perspective are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-46
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Humanistic Counseling
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Abraham Maslow
  • Hong Kong youth
  • humanistic psychology
  • peak-experiences
  • positive psychology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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