Resilience in high school students in Hong Kong

Daniel T.L. SHEK*, Xinli CHI, Li LIN

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Abstract

Based on six waves of longitudinal data collected from high school students, the study examined the developmental pattern and correlates of resilience in adolescents in Hong Kong. Over six 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 a faster decrease in resilience, although adolescents with better parent-child subsystem quality and family functioning always reported higher resilience levels over six years. The findings suggest that strengthening family processes can help to promote resilience in adolescents in Hong Kong.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPositive Youth Development: Long Term Effects in a Chinese Program
EditorsDaniel T.L. SHEK, Cecilia M.S. MA, Janet TY LEUNG, Joav MERRICK
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Chapter6
Pages83-102
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781536125405
ISBN (Print)9781536125399
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NamePediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health
PublisherNova Science Publishers

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