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International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health

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Volume 25, Issue 4 (Dec 2013)


Promotion of the holistic development of high school and university students in Hong Kong

Daniel T.L. Shek PhD, FHKPS, BBS, JP
  • Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, P R China
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  • Department of Applied Social Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, P R China
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Published Online: 2013-03-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijamh-2013-0030


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    Shek DTL, Ma HK, Sun RCF. A brief overview of adolescent developmental problems in Hong Kong. ScientificWorldJ 2011;11:2243–56.PubMedGoogle Scholar

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    Shek DTL. Mental health of Chinese adolescents in different Chinese societies. Int J Adolesc Med Health 1995;8:117–55.Google Scholar

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    Shek DTL, Yu L. Internet addiction phenomenon in early adolescents in Hong Kong. ScientificWorldJ 2013. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/2012/104304. Accessed on June 20, 2012.Crossref

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    Shek DTL, Yu L. Self-harm and suicidal behaviors in Hong Kong adolescents: prevalence and psychosocial correlates. ScientificWorldJ 2012. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/2012/932540. Accessed on June 20, 2012.Crossref

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    Shek DTL, Yu L. A review of validated youth prevention and positive youth development programs in Asia. Int J Adolesc Med Health 2011;23:317–24.PubMedGoogle Scholar

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    Benson PL. All kids are our kids: what communities must do to raise caring and responsible children and adolescents. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1997.Google Scholar

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    Jelicic H, Bobek DL, Phelps E, Lerner RM, Lerner JV. Using positive youth development to predict contribution and risk behaviors in early adolescence: findings from the first two waves of the 4-H study of positive youth development. Int J Behav Dev 2007;31:263–73.Google Scholar

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    Sun RCF, Shek DTL. Positive youth development, life satisfaction and problem behaviour among Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong: a replication. Soc Indic Res 2012;105:541–59.Web of ScienceCrossrefGoogle Scholar

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    Sun RCF, Shek DTL. Life satisfaction, positive youth development, and problem behaviour among Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong. Soc Indic Res 2010;95: 455–74.PubMedCrossrefWeb of ScienceGoogle Scholar

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    Shek DTL, Ma CMS. Impact of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in the junior secondary school years: objective outcome evaluation based on eight waves of longitudinal data. ScientificWorldJ 2013. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/2012/170345. Accessed on June 20, 2012.Crossref

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    Shek DTL, Yu L. Longitudinal impact of the Project P.A.T.H.S. on adolescent risk behavior: what happened after five years. ScientificWorldJ 2013. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/2012/316029. Accessed on June 20, 2012.Crossref

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    Shek DTL, Sun RCF. Participants’ evaluation of the Project P.A.T.H.S.: are findings based on different datasets consistent? ScientificWorldJ 2013. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/2012/187450. Accessed on June 20, 2012.Crossref

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    Shek DTL, Sun RCF. Epilogue: the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong: lessons learned and implications for positive youth development programs. ScientificWorldJ 2013. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/2012/687536. Accessed on June 20, 2012.Crossref

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    Shek DTL, Sun RCF. Evaluation of the Project P.A.T.H.S. based on students’ weekly diaries: findings from eight datasets. ScientificWorldJ 2013. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/2012/354254. Accessed on June 20, 2012.Crossref

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    Shek DTL. Nurturing holistic development of university students in Hong Kong: where are we and where should we go? ScientificWorldJ 2010;10:563–75.PubMedGoogle Scholar

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    Shek DTL, Wong KK. Do adolescent developmental issues disappear overnight? Reflections about holistic development in university students. ScientificWorldJ 2011;11:353–61.PubMedGoogle Scholar

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    Hong Kong Institute of Service Leadership and Management Limited. Service leader’s pledge. Available at: http://server.gopublic.com.hk:3993/slam/index.php?r=article&catid=2&aid=20. Accessed on June 20, 2012.

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Citation Information: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, ISSN (Online) 2191-0278, ISSN (Print) 0334-0139, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijamh-2013-0030.

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