Perceived Family Life Quality in Junior Secondary School Students in Hong Kong
The present longitudinal study examined perceived family functioning and related socio-demographic correlates from the perspective of adolescents in Hong Kong. Results showed that adolescent perceptions of family functioning based on different indicators gradually deteriorated over time. Regarding the socio-demographic correlates, (a) boys had more favourable perceived family functioning than did girls; (b) adolescents from non-intact families had poorer perceived family functioning than those from intact families; and (c) economically disadvantaged adolescents had poorer perceived family functioning than non-economically disadvantaged adolescents. Results also revealed that adolescents’ perceived family functioning was positively related to positive youth devel- opment. Analyses further indicated that perceived family functioning and positive youth development were concurrently and longitudinally related.
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Citation : Shek, D.T.L., Leung, H. and Lu, S., (2014) Perceived Family Life Quality in Junior Secondary School Students in Hong Kong. Social Indicators Research, 117 (3), pp. 757–775
ISSN : 1573-0921
Research Institute : Institute for Psychological Science
Peer Reviewed : Yes