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Title: Development and validation of a positive youth development scale in \ Hong Kong
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Siu, AMH 
Lee, TY
Cheng, H
Tsang, S
Lui, J
Lung, D
Keywords: Assessment
Chinese adolescents
Hong Kong
Positive youth development
Validation study
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Freund Publishing House Ltd.
Source: International journal of adolescent medicine and health, 2006, v. 18, no. 3, p. 547-558 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of adolescent medicine and health 
Abstract: The development of the Chinese Positive Youth Development Scale (CPYDS) is outlined in this paper. The CPYDS assesses 15 aspects of positive youth development, including bonding, resilience, social competence, emotional competence, cognitive competence, moral competence, behavioral competence, self-determination, self-efficacy, spirituality, positive view of the future, positive self-identity, prosocial involvement prosocial norms, and recognition for positive behavior. Based on a Well Adjustment Group (N=162) and a Poor Adjustment Group (N=264), the present findings showed that the CPYDS and its subscales possess acceptable internal consistency. Except the Self-Efficacy Subscale, the CPYDS total and subscale scores were able to discriminate the two groups. While the CPYDS total and subscale scores were positively related to thriving, wellness assessment and life satisfaction measures, they were negatively related to substance abuse, delinquency, and behavioral intention to engage in problem behavior. The present findings provide support for the reliability and validity of the CPYDS to assess positive youth development in the Chinese culture.
ISSN: 0334-0139
EISSN: 2191-0278
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