Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/34678
Title: Family and personal adjustment of economically disadvantaged Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Tsui, PF
Issue Date: 2013
Source: International journal of child health and human development, 2013, v. 6, no. 1, p. 59-68
Abstract: This study attempted to examine the relationship between poverty and adolescent developmental outcomes in the family and personal domains in 3,328 Chinese secondary school students in Hong Kong. Developmental outcomes included positive youth development constructs, problem behaviors, perceived family interaction, and parental parenting. Results showed that adolescents experiencing poverty did not differ from non-poor adolescents in terms of risk behavior, and in most indicators of positive youth development. On the other hand, adolescents with economic disadvantage displayed lower levels of positive identity, family interaction, and perceived paternal parenting than did those without economic disadvantage.
Keywords: Chinese adolescents
Positive youth development
Economic disadvantage
Family functioning
Poverty
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers
Journal: International journal of child health and human development 
ISSN: 1939-5965
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