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ScientificWorldJournal. 2011;11:2243-56. doi: 10.1100/2011/896835. Epub 2011 Nov 17.

A brief overview of adolescent developmental problems in Hong Kong.

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Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. daniel.shek@polyu.edu.hk

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.

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Chinese adolescents; developmental problems; positive youth development; prevention

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22194661
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PMC3236402
DOI:
10.1100/2011/896835
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