Developmental Issues in Chinese Adolescents

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Developmental Issues in Chinese Adolescents

Format:  Hardcover,

222 pages

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Inc

Publish Date: Aug 2012

ISBN-13: 9781620812624

ISBN-10: 1620812622

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Publisher: Nova Science Pub Inc
Publish Date: Aug 2012
ISBN-13: 9781620812624
ISBN-10: 1620812622
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 222
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.35

Chapter outline

Preface
Introduction: Development of Chinese adolescents: Assessment, issues & intervention
Reflective Journals of Students Taking a Positive Youth Development Course in a University Context in Hong Kong
Psychometric Properties of the Existence Subscale of the Purpose in Life Questionnaire for Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong
Subjective Outcome Evaluation of the Project P.A.T.H.S. (Extension Phase) Based on the Perspective of Program Implementer
Subjective outcome evaluation of the project P.A.T.H.S. in different cohorts of students
Student Classroom Misbehavior: An Exploratory Study Based on Teachers' Perceptions

Book description

Young people are regarded as future assets of the society. Hence, adolescent prevention programs are commonly developed to tackle adolescent risk behavior and positive youth development programs are designed to promote holistic development in adolescents. However, a survey of the literature shows that research on adolescents is mainly confined to the Western societies. For Chinese psychologists, pediatricians, psychiatrists, and allied human service workers, knowledge about adolescent development is largely developed in the Western culture.

To what extent is Western knowledge on adolescent development applicable to Chinese young people? Are Chinese adolescent risk behaviors similar to those in Western societies? To what extent are intervention programs, such as adolescent prevention programs, applicable to Chinese people? These are important questions to be addressed by human service professionals working with Chinese adolescents and their families.

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