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Quality of Life in Asia

Student Well-Being in Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong

Theory, Intervention and Research

Editors: Lee, Tak Yan, Shek, Daniel T.L., Sun, Rachel C. F. (Eds.)

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  • Documents the most common developmental issues among young adolescents in Hong Kong
  • Covers curriculum designs for Positive Youth Development in Chinese adolescents
  • Presents the developmental outcomes of a large-scale school-based prevention program
  • Details the program’s success based on longitudinal data across four years
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This book reviews the theories regarding commonly occurring developmental issues among Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong, the application of Positive Youth Development (PYD) to a large-scale primary prevention program and the impact of PYD on student well-being, indexed according to adolescent developmental issue. Using multiple strategies, it presents the overall constructs and frameworks supporting P.A.T.H.S. in response to the various psychosocial needs of Hong Kong’s youth. Some of the issues covered include substance abuse, sexual behavior, internet addiction, bullying and cyber-bullying. The book argues for the effectiveness of the school-based program in promoting student well-being in modern Hong Kong society and will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students, university instructors, researchers, social workers, pediatricians, youth workers, educators, administrators, psychologists, school principals and allied professionals looking to promote whole-person development in junior form students and especially those with an interest in education in China.

About the authors

Tak Yan Lee (MSW, PhD) is an Associate Professor and Assistant Head of the Department of Applied Social Sciences at the City University of Hong Kong. His teaching and research interests are in positive youth development, social work practice teaching and learning and group work. His research covers adolescent prostitution, positive youth development, parent-child communication, parental control and resilience of children and the elderly. He has provided consultancy to statutory bodies and social service agencies on civic awareness, youth development indices, moral values and behavior, socio-cultural beliefs, gambling behavior and compensated dating. He has published 330 pieces of work, including 50 refereed journal papers, 27 co-edited manual/books, 125 manual/book chapters, 10 professional journal papers, 32 manuals/papers on teaching in social work, 27 contract and consulting research reports, 45 conference papers/presentations, 12 occasional research reports and 2 book reviews.

Daniel T.L. Shek (PhD, FHKPS, BBS, SBS, JP) is Chair Professor of Applied Social Sciences in the Department of Applied Social Sciences and Associate Vice President (Undergraduate Programme), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has taught social work students at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels for roughly thirty years. He was Dean of Students (1996-1998) and Dean of General Education (2006-2008) of New Asia College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was elected to be the Best Lecturer teaching the major courses in the Department of Social Work in 1995-1996. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Youth Studies and Applied Research on Quality of Life and he also serves in the editorial board of many international refereed journals including Social Indicators Research and Journal of Adolescent Health. Daniel T.L. Shek has to date published over 85 books, 154 book chapters and more than 500 articles in international refereed journals.

Dr. Rachel C.F. Sun got her BSocSc and PhD at The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. She is Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. She is a Principal Investigator of school misbehavior research studies and Co-Principal Investigator of positive youth development programs and a service leadership program in Hong Kong. Her research areas include academic achievement motivation, school satisfaction, life satisfaction, positive youth development, problem behavior, school misbehavior, adolescent suicidal ideation and psychological health. She is a member of the editorial boards of Research on Social Work Practice and Frontiers in Child Health and Human Development.

Reviews

“Tak Yan Lee’s book focuses on problems among young teenagers in Hong Kong, including relations with friends and family, bullying, online harassment, drug use, Internet addiction, sex behaviors and education, and definitions of success. ... This book will be of interest to various experts who want to plan positive youth development programs to decrease behavioral risks for adolescents. Social workers, psychologists and teachers will also find this book relevant to their work.” (Aymen Wahab, Ki Woong Cho, Muhammad Shakil Ahmad, Shabir Hyder, Sammar Abbas and Farzand Ali Jan, Applied Research Quality Life, Vol. 12, 2017)

“This book being a valuable tool for health care professionals, it is also hoped that it will inspire researchers to conduct large-scale, longitudinal studies that focus on the risk and protective factors for adolescent development from a holistic perspective. ... Student Well-Being in Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong: Theory, Intervention, and Research is an indispensable book for clinicians and researchers who work with adolescents.” (John A. Yozwiak, Applied Research Quality Life, Vol. 12, 2017)


Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-287-581-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide. COVID-19 shipping restrictions apply.
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-1269-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Student Well-Being in Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong
Book Subtitle
Theory, Intervention and Research
Editors
  • Tak Yan Lee
  • Daniel T.L. Shek
  • Rachel C. F. Sun
Series Title
Quality of Life in Asia
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-287-582-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-287-582-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-287-581-5
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-1269-3
Series ISSN
2211-0550
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 348
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