Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/35290
Title: Development of delinquent behavior in early adolescents in Hong Kong
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Lin, L 
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Springer
Source: In DTL Shek, RCF Sun & CMS Ma (Eds.), Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong : family life, psychological well-being and risk behavior, p. 111-132. Singapore: Springer, 2014 How to cite?
Abstract: The delinquent behavior of early adolescents in Hong Kong was examined. A sample of adolescents (N = 3,328 students at Wave 1) responded to a validated measure of delinquency on three occasions in their junior secondary school years. Prevalence findings showed that delinquent behavior was not prevalent, except in the areas of cheating, speaking foul language, damaging others’ properties, and engaging in assault. Regarding demographic correlates of delinquent behavior, it increased across time and adolescent boys showed more delinquent behavior than did adolescent girls. While economic disadvantage did not predict delinquent behavior, family intactness was associated with delinquent behavior across three waves concurrently. Generally speaking, higher levels of positive youth development and family functioning predicted lower delinquency in the junior secondary school years.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/35290
ISBN: 9812871438 (electronic bk.)
9789812871435 (electronic bk.)
9789812871428 (print bk.)
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