Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Education Studies

Title

A brief overview of adolescent developmental problems in Hong Kong

Language

English

Abstract

Several adolescent developmental problems in Hong Kong are briefly reviewed in this paper. First, rising adolescent substance abuse trends are described. Second, Internet use problems and Internet addiction among young people are examined. Third, worrying trends in adolescent sexuality are identified. Fourth, phenomena on bullying among young people are reviewed. Finally, phenomena related to adolescent materialistic orientation are focused upon. With reference to these adolescent developmental problems, possible solutions are briefly discussed particularly with reference to the ecological perspective. It is argued that the related scientific literature provides useful pointers for designing the curriculum in the extension phase of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong. © 2011 Daniel T. L. Shek et al.

Keywords

Chinese adolescents, developmental problems, positive youth development, prevention

Publication Date

2011

Source Publication Title

Scientific World Journal

Volume

11

Start Page

2243

End Page

2256

Publisher

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

DOI

10.1100/2011/896835

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/2011/896835

ISSN (print)

23566140

ISSN (electronic)

1537744X

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