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Title: The Chinese Positive Youth Development Scale : a validation study
Authors: Shek, DTL
Siu, AMH 
Lee, TY
Keywords: Chinese adolescents
Positive youth development
Assessment
Validation study
Hong Kong
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Source: Research on social work practice, 2007, v. 17, no. 3, p. 380-391 How to cite?
Journal: Research on social work practice 
Abstract: Objective: This article describes the development and initial validation of the 90-item Chinese Positive Youth Development Scale (CPYDS), which contains items related to 15 aspects of positive youth development. Method: Adolescents with well adjustment (N =162) and poor adjustment (N = 160) responded to the CPYDS. Results: The findings showed that the CPYDS measures possess acceptable internal consistency and were able to discriminate the two groups. Although the CPYDS measures were positively related to thriving, life satisfaction, and perceived academic achievement, they were negatively related to substance abuse, delinquency, and behavioral intention to engage in problem behavior. Conclusions: The CPYDS can be used as a global measure of positive youth development in Chinese adolescents, but its dimensionality and subscales should be further examined.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/13885
ISSN: 1049-7315
EISSN: 1552-7581
DOI: 10.1177/1049731506296196
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