Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong

Family Life, Psychological Well-Being and Risk Behavior

  • Daniel T.L. Shek
  • Rachel C. F. Sun
  • Cecilia M.S. Ma

Part of the Quality of Life in Asia book series (QLAS, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Daniel T. L. Shek, Xiang Li
    Pages 93-109
  3. Daniel T. L. Shek, Janet T. Y. Leung
    Pages 133-153
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 239-246

About this book


This book documents the findings of a 3-year longitudinal study on the quality of family life, personal well-being and risk behavior in Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong. It presents the profiles of quality of family life (family functioning, parental behavioral control, parental psychological control, and parent-child relational qualities); personal well-being (positive youth development and life satisfaction measures); and adolescent risk behavior (substance abuse, delinquency, self-harm and suicidal behavior, and behavioral intentions to engage in risk behavior) in different adolescent populations across time. It also examines theoretical issues concerning the interrelationships between family quality of life, psychological well-being and risk behavior in adolescents. Practically speaking, the findings can help youth workers appreciate the importance of family quality of life and positive youth development in shaping the personal well-being and risk behavior in Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong.


Adolescent development in Hong Kong Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong Chinese psychology Development of early adolescents in Hong Kong Family functioning in Hong Kong Family processes in Hong Kong Family quality of life in Hong Kong Family quality of life in Hong Kong Parental-child relation in Hong Kong Parenting quality in Hong Kong Personal well-being in Hong Kong Positive youth development in Hong Kong Risk behaviour of chinese adolescents in Hong Kong

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel T.L. Shek
    • 1
  • Rachel C. F. Sun
    • 2
  • Cecilia M.S. Ma
    • 3
  1. 1.The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of Applied Social SciencesHunghomHong Kong SAR
  2. 2.The University of Hong Kong Faculty of EducationHong KongHong Kong SAR
  3. 3.The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHunghomHong Kong SAR

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-981-287-142-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-287-143-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-0550
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-0569
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