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.
|Title of host publication||Positive Youth Development: Long Term Effects in a Chinese Program|
|Editors||Daniel T.L. SHEK, Cecilia M.S. MA, Janet TY LEUNG, Joav MERRICK|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2017|
|Name||Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers|
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