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Article: Happy Family Kitchen: A Community-based Research For Enhancing Family Communication And Well-being In Hong Kong

TitleHappy Family Kitchen: A Community-based Research For Enhancing Family Communication And Well-being In Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2016
PublisherAmerican Psychological Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.apa.org/journals/fam.html
Citation
Journal of Family Psychology, 2016 How to Cite?
AbstractUrban families worldwide are often characterized by busy working lives which leave little time for family gatherings and communication. The Happy Family Kitchen project, which emphasized cooking and dining with family members, was conducted in a deprived district in Hong Kong. We hypothesized that the community-based family intervention, derived from a positive psychology framework, can improve family communication, family well-being, and subjective happiness. Twenty-three social service units organized and delivered the intervention programs for 1,419 individuals from 612 families. The core intervention was developed with emphasis on one of five positive psychology themes: gratitude, flow, happiness, health, and savoring. Intervention outcomes were assessed at pre-intervention, immediate post-intervention, and 6 weeks and 12 weeks post-intervention. Results showed that family communication, family well-being, and subjective happiness improved with small effect sizes which were sustained up to 12 weeks. The gratitude intervention improved all of the outcome measures. Qualitative data provided additional evidence for effectiveness with in-depth insights into family dynamics. We concluded that this brief intervention was a low cost and simple approach to improve family communication and well-being.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/230505
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.665
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.401

 

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dc.contributor.authorHo, CYH-
dc.contributor.authorMui, M-
dc.contributor.authorWan, NTA-
dc.contributor.authorNg, YL-
dc.contributor.authorStewart, SM-
dc.contributor.authorYew, C-
dc.contributor.authorLam, TH-
dc.contributor.authorChan, SSC-
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-23T14:17:25Z-
dc.date.available2016-08-23T14:17:25Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Family Psychology, 2016-
dc.identifier.issn0893-3200-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/230505-
dc.description.abstractUrban families worldwide are often characterized by busy working lives which leave little time for family gatherings and communication. The Happy Family Kitchen project, which emphasized cooking and dining with family members, was conducted in a deprived district in Hong Kong. We hypothesized that the community-based family intervention, derived from a positive psychology framework, can improve family communication, family well-being, and subjective happiness. Twenty-three social service units organized and delivered the intervention programs for 1,419 individuals from 612 families. The core intervention was developed with emphasis on one of five positive psychology themes: gratitude, flow, happiness, health, and savoring. Intervention outcomes were assessed at pre-intervention, immediate post-intervention, and 6 weeks and 12 weeks post-intervention. Results showed that family communication, family well-being, and subjective happiness improved with small effect sizes which were sustained up to 12 weeks. The gratitude intervention improved all of the outcome measures. Qualitative data provided additional evidence for effectiveness with in-depth insights into family dynamics. We concluded that this brief intervention was a low cost and simple approach to improve family communication and well-being.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherAmerican Psychological Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.apa.org/journals/fam.html-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Family Psychology-
dc.rightsJournal of Family Psychology. Copyright © American Psychological Association.-
dc.rightsThis article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.-
dc.titleHappy Family Kitchen: A Community-based Research For Enhancing Family Communication And Well-being In Hong Kong-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailHo, CYH: henryho8@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailWan, NTA: wanalice@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH: hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChan, SSC: scsophia@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLam, TH=rp00326-
dc.identifier.authorityChan, SSC=rp00423-
dc.identifier.doi10.1037/fam0000233-
dc.identifier.pmid27513284-
dc.identifier.hkuros261625-
dc.identifier.volume6, 30-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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