This book reviews the theories regarding commonly occurring developmental issues among Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong, the application of Positive Youth Development (PYD) to a large-scale primary prevention program and the impact of PYD on student well-being, indexed according to adolescent developmental issue. Using multiple strategies, it presents the overall constructs and frameworks supporting P.A.T.H.S. in response to the various psychosocial needs of Hong Kong's youth. Some of the issues covered include substance abuse, sexual behavior, internet addiction, bullying and cyber-bullying. The book argues for the effectiveness of the school-based program in promoting student well-being in modern Hong Kong society and will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students, university instructors, researchers, social workers, pediatricians, youth workers, educators, administrators, psychologists, school principals and allied professionals looking to promote whole-person development in junior form students and especially those with an interest in education in China.
Publisher: Springer Verlag, Singapore
Number of pages: 348
Weight: 6682 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 21 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2016
"This book being a valuable tool for health care professionals, it is also hoped that it will inspire researchers to conduct large-scale, longitudinal studies that focus on the risk and protective factors for adolescent development from a holistic perspective. ... Student Well-Being in Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong: Theory, Intervention, and Research is an indispensable book for clinicians and researchers who work with adolescents." (John A. Yozwiak, Applied Research Quality Life, Vol. 12, 2017)
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