Stress and youth

Diego Busiol, Herman H.M. Lo, Lee Tak Yan

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This chapter critically examines recent literature on stress among Hong Kong youth in order to clarify misconceptions about its nature and function, to examine some of the main sources of stress among youth in Hong Kong, to illustrate an alternative perspective of stress-related problems in terms of ‘protective factors’ rather than ‘stressors,’ to present the influence of culture on perceived protective factors (e.g., hardiness, locus of control and self-efficacy, gender differences, problem solving skills, coping skills, and social support), to increase knowledge about culturally sensitive approaches, and to suggest directions for future lines of research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChildren and Adolescents
Subtitle of host publicationFuture Challenges
PublisherNova Science Publishers Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781634846271
ISBN (Print)9781634846165
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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