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Title: Socio-demographic and family predictors of moral competence in Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong : a six-wave longitudinal study
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Liang, J 
Lin, L 
Keywords: Chinese adolescents
Family predictors
Longitudinal research
Moral competence
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. 433-442 How to cite?
Journal: International journal on disability and human development 
Abstract: This six-wave longitudinal study in Project P.A.T.H.S. examined the growth trajectories and predictors of moral competence in Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong. Linear mixed models utilizing individual growth curves were used to analyze the initial status and rate of change of moral competence with reference to gender, economic disadvantage, family intactness, family functioning and parent-child subsystem quality. Results showed that adolescent moral competence increased across 6 years. Female adolescents had higher initial levels of moral competence than that of male adolescents. Adolescents from well-functioning families had higher initial levels of moral competence but slower growth of moral competence than did those from families with lower family functioning. Adolescents with higher mother-child subsystem quality had higher initial levels of moral competence but slower growth of moral competence than did those with relatively lower mother-child subsystem quality. Finally, adolescents with higher father-child subsystem quality had higher initial levels of moral competence than those with relatively lower father-child subsystem quality.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/65524
ISSN: 2191-1231
EISSN: 2191-0367
DOI: 10.1515/ijdhd-2017-5010
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