International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 4, 2016

Adolescents Growing Up in a "Greenhouse:" A Literature Review
IntroductionThe unique characteristics of adolescents growing up in the new millennium have attracted the attention of generation theorists. Influenced by the impact of globalization and popularity of Internet use, adolescents are brought up in a relatively...
A Review of Research on Civic and Political Engagement among Hong Kong Youth
IntroductionCivic Engagement is defined as a process in which an individual works to make a difference in the civic life of our communities "...It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes"...
A Review of Research on Major Depressive Disorder and Depressive Mood among Youth in Hong Kong
IntroductionIn 2003, research among 3,498 Form 1 to Form 6 students revealed that: a) 29% of the students had had depressive feelings and the sense of hopelessness for at least 2 consecutive weeks in the past 12 months; b) 11% had had suicidal ideation...
A Review of Research on Materialism Amongst Children and Adolescents in Hong Kong
IntroductionAs one of the most affluent cities in the world, Hong Kong has been regarded as a materialistic society (1). According to a survey conducted in 2006 (2), 34% of Hong Kong people reported that they would go shopping twice a week just "for...
A Review of Research on "Neither in Employment, Education, or Training" (NEET) Youth in Hong Kong
IntroductionThe NEET acronym means "Neither in employment, education, or training." It may apply to both adolescents and adults; however, it is normally used to describe youth aged 15-24 years in the transitional period from the end of schooling to work.Baggio...
A Review of Research on Phone Addiction Amongst Children and Adolescents in Hong Kong
Introduction"The zombies are everywhere," reports the South China Morning Post (1). "They wander the streets, shopping malls and MTR corridors, heads down and oblivious to the world around them... [They are busy] playing Candy Crush, messaging friends,...
A Review of Research on Stress among Youth in Hong Kong
IntroductionSeveral authors have remarked on the difficulty of reaching a precise definition of stress (1, 2). Generally, it is accepted that "stress occurs when an individual perceives that environmental demands tax or exceed his or her adaptive capacity"...
A Review of Research on the Consequences of Living in a High-Density City
IntroductionHong Kong is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, with an average of 6,690 persons per square kilometer and peaks of 57,250 persons per square kilometer (1).High population density is often imagined as causing social and...
A Systematic Review of Studies on Adolescent Empathy in Hong Kong
IntroductionEmpathy refers to "one's ability to understand and share the emotional feeling and experience of another person without making judgement" (1-2). Psychoanalytic theorists perceive empathy as a process of preconscious ego where a person identifies...
New Research Agenda for Emergent Issues of Children and Adolescents in Hong Kong
IntroductionThis special issue is devoted to a literature review of the new phenomena commonly found in urban cities in developed countries. Although the papers are all from Hong Kong, China's most international city, with a focus on Chinese children...
Studies on Adolescent Egocentrism in Hong Kong: A Review
IntroductionBased on Piaget's work on egocentrism, Elkind (1) developed the theory of adolescent egocentrism which was proposed to be the by-product of maturation. There are several characteristics of adolescent egocentrism, such as believing that one's...
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