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Title: Dreams, aspirations and related behavior in children and adolescents : impacts on child developmental outcomes
Authors: Wu, FKY 
Shek, DTL 
Leung, H 
Issue Date: 2017
Source: International journal on disability and human development, 2017, v. 16, no. 4, p. 339-349
Abstract: Dreams, "aspirations" and related constructs are traditionally regarded as facilitators of adolescent educational attainment in the Chinese context. Besides, there is an emergent need to widen the understanding of such constructs and their impact on children and adolescent developmental outcomes. This paper discusses the developmental outcomes of dreams, aspiration and related concepts based on a thorough review of the literature. Besides outlining the impacts of aspirations, dreams and related constructs on children and adolescents, features of related intervention programs, including themes of the intervention programs, program participants, methods of implementation and evaluation in both Western and Chinese contexts are also documented.
Keywords: Adolescents
Aspirations
Children
Developmental outcomes
Dreams
Intervention
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Journal: International journal on disability and human development 
ISSN: 2191-1231
EISSN: 2191-0367
DOI: 10.1515/ijdhd-2017-7002
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