A survey of Hong Kong children's views on their lives and well-being: Findings from the final research report

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Researchers in more than 40 societies have over the last year conducted self-administered survey questionnaires in mainstream schools for the third wave of the International Survey of Children’s Well-Being (ISCWeB) funded by the Jacobs Foundation. This paper is based on a representative sample of Hong Kong school children (aged 10 and 12 years) and covers the findings on the lives and well-being from their own perspectives. A descriptive summary of 12 domains of satisfaction is included in order to identify differences and similarities of the survey findings in terms of age and gender and; to facilitate a comparison between the findings for Hong Kong with all other societies included in the third wave of ISCWeB. Moreover, preliminary multivariate analysis suggests that rather than family affluence, it is Hong Kong children’s satisfaction with their personal autonomy, relationship with adults, and perception of what might happen in later life that has the largest effect on their overall well-being.

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KÜHNER, S., & LAU, M. (2019). A survey of Hong Kong children's views on their lives and well-being: Findings from the final research report. The 6th International Conference of Social Policy and Governance Innovation cum The Launch Conference of the LU-SCUT Joint Research Centre for Greater Bay Area Social Policy and Governance , Hong Kong, Hong Kong.