To enhance the human capital of aging societies in the Eastern settings, such as Hong Kong, ethnic minorities are seen as a social capital. Positive youth development (PYD) in ethnic minorities in Hong Kong is yet to be examined. An exploratory sequential mixed-methods design (qualitative> QUANTITATIVE) was performed to fill this research void. In the first phase, 59 South Asian and South-East minority youth and other stakeholders (e.g., parents, community/religious leaders, and social workers) were interviewed to conceptualize the positive factors to foster PYD. Expanding on the findings of the qualitative phase, 708 secondary students (ethnic minority: South and South-East Asians and ethnic Chinese as a comparison group) were surveyed in the quantitative phase. Ethnic minorities were found to be not very different from their ethnic Chinese counterparts regarding the protective factors of PYD. We recommended culturally relevant research, practice, and policy implications to integrate minority and majority young populations.
|Published - 30 Nov 2019
|Hong Kong Sociological Association 21st Annual Conference : Regional Integration, Social Divisions - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 30 Nov 2019 → 30 Nov 2019
|Hong Kong Sociological Association 21st Annual Conference
|30/11/19 → 30/11/19