Based on six waves of longitudinal data collected from high school students, the study examined developmental pattern and correlates of resilience in adolescents in Hong Kong. Over 6 years, the students were invited to complete a questionnaire containing measures of psychosocial functioning including family functioning, parent-child subsystem quality and resilience. There was a slight decrease of resilience throughout adolescence. Adolescents having better parent-child subsystem quality and family functioning reported higher levels of resilience initially. However, better mother-child subsystem quality and family functioning were significantly associated with faster decrease in resilience, although adolescents with better parent-child subsystem quality and family functioning always reported higher resilience levels over 6 years. The findings suggest that strengthening family processes can help to promote resilience in adolescents in Hong Kong.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||International Journal on Disability and Human Development|
|Early online date||13 May 2016|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2016|
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© 2016 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston.
- family functioning
- Hong Kong
- longitudinal study
- parent-child subsystem quality