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Quality of Life of Chinese People in a Changing World

Shek, Daniel T.L. (Ed.)

2011, VI, 195 p.

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  • About this book

  • A pioneer work dedicated to quality of life of Chinese people; no similar work has been published
  • Examines different communities, including Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau
  • Covers quality of life of at different stages of the life span
There is a severe lack of studies on the quality of life of Chinese people, which is a distressing void, given the growing influence of China in the global arena. This book fills that void. Quality of Life of Chinese People in a Changing World is a pioneering work that offers the most updated picture on the quality of life of Chinese people in different Chinese communities, including Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. It includes papers on Chinese family quality of life, papers on adolescent assessment, theory and intervention, and papers on Chinese people in different stages of the life cycle. And to give a broad picture about quality of life phenomena, it offers papers adopting quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Reprinted from Social Indicators Research, 95.3 (2010)

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Chinese culture - Chinese people - Globalization - Quality of life - Social indicators

Related subjects » Psychology, general - Wellbeing & Quality-of-Life

Table of contents 

Introduction: Quality of Life of Chinese People in a Changing World - Daniel T. L. Shek.- The Impact of Fathers’ Work and Family Conflicts on Children’s Self-Esteem: The Hong Kong Case - Yuk King Lau.- Life Satisfaction of Older Adults in Hong Kong: The Role of Social Support from Grandchildren - Vivian W. Q. Lou.- Social Problem Solving as a Predictor of Well-being in Adolescents and Young Adults - Andrew M. H. Siu and Daniel T. L. Shek.- Personal and Family Correlates of Suicidal Ideation Among Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong - Sylvia Y. C. Lai Kwok and Daniel T. L. Shek.- School Attachment Among Taiwanese Adolescents: The Roles of Individual Characteristics, Peer Relationships, and Teacher Well-Being - Hsi-Sheng Wei and Ji-Kang Chen.- Children’s Resilience-Related Beliefs as a Predictor of Positive Child Development in the Face of Adversities: Implications for Interventions to Enhance Children’s Quality of Life - Tak-yan Lee, Wai-man Kwong, Chau-kiu Cheung, Michael Ungar and Maria Y. L. Cheung.- Open AccessLife Satisfaction, Positive Youth Development, and Problem Behaviour Among Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong - Rachel C. F. Sun and Daniel T. L. Shek.- Using Students’ Weekly Diaries to Evaluate Positive Youth Development Programs: Are Findings Based on Multiple Studies Consistent? - Daniel T. L. Shek.- Open AccessAn Exploration of the Burnout Situation on Teachers in Two Schools in Macau - Andrew L. Luk, Bessie P. S. Chan, Selwyne W. Cheong and Stanley K. K. Ko.- The Influence of Health Promoting Practices on the Quality of Life of Community Adults in Hong Kong - Phoenix K. H. Mo and W. S. Mak Winnie.- “I Wish to be Self-Reliant”: Aspiration for Self-Reliance, Need and Life Satisfaction, and Exit Dilemma of Welfare Recipients in Hong Kong - Chack-Kie Wong and Vivian Wei-Qun Lou.- Social Development in Hong Kong: Development Issues Identified by Social Development Index (SDI) - Hoi-wai Chua, Anthony K. W. Wong and Daniel T. L. Shek

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