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Title: Longitudinal studies on adolescents in Hong Kong : a review
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Keywords: Adolescent behavior
Chinese adolescents review
Hong Kong
Positive youth development
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Source: International journal on disability and human development, 2016, v. 15, no. 4, p. 367-375 How to cite?
Journal: International journal on disability and human development 
Abstract: A literature review based on PsycINFO and MEDLINE was conducted to understand longitudinal adolescent studies in Hong Kong. Based on a review of 23 studies, several observations can be highlighted. First, there are very few positive youth development programs. Second, many intervention studies have not been rigorously evaluated. Third, many survey studies focused primarily on the negative aspects of youth development, neglecting the positive dimensions. Fourth, while the sample size of most studies is respectable, very few studies used random sampling. Fifth, most studies used quantitative research methods, with very few studies using qualitative or mixed research methods. Sixth, only two waves of data were collected in most studies. Seventh, advanced statistical data analysis techniques were seldom employed. Finally, assessment tools in some of the studies were not validated.
ISSN: 2191-1231
EISSN: 2191-0367
DOI: 10.1515/ijdhd-2017-5004
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