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Title: A brief overview of adolescent developmental problems in Hong Kong
Authors: Shek, Daniel T. L.
Ma, Hing Keung
Sun, Rachel C. F.
Subjects: Chinese adolescents
Developmental problems
Positive youth development
Prevention
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: TheScientificWorldJOURNAL
Source: TheScientificWorldJOURNAL, 2011, v. 11, p. 2243-2256.
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.
Rights: Copyright © 2011 Daniel T. L. Shek et al.
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Type: Journal/Magazine Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/4803
DOI: 10.1100/2011/896835
ISSN: 1537-744X
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