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Article: The impacts of acculturative stress and social competence on the mental health of Mainland Chinese immigrant youth in Hong Kong

TitleThe impacts of acculturative stress and social competence on the mental health of Mainland Chinese immigrant youth in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsMainland Chinese immigrant youth
Mental health
Migration
Social competence
Youth in Hong Kong
Issue Date2004
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/
Citation
British Journal Of Social Work, 2004, v. 34 n. 7, p. 1009-1024 How to Cite?
AbstractAttempts were made to examine migration stressors, social competence, and mental health status of immigrant youth in Hong Kong and to examine the effects of social competence on stress and the mental health of immigrant youth. Data on 106 immigrant youth, which were collected through a structured questionnaire, were analysed. It was discovered that immigrant youth found survival issues and losses, rather than cultural differences and unfulfilled expectations, to be stressful. Male immigrant youth exhibited more psychological distress symptoms than female immigrant youth. Hierarchical regression analyses revealed that social competence exerted moderating effects on stress and the mental health of immigrant youth. Immigrant youth who had a higher level of social competence, in terms of self-control, empathy, assertiveness and the ability to read social cues, had less stress and enjoyed better mental health. In conclusion, personal and socio-cultural reasons are put forward to explain the findings. Practice and policy implications are also discuss.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82410
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.027
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.771
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dc.contributor.authorLam, Den_HK
dc.contributor.authorYan, Pen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHung, Men_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T08:28:56Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T08:28:56Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal Of Social Work, 2004, v. 34 n. 7, p. 1009-1024en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0045-3102en_HK
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dc.description.abstractAttempts were made to examine migration stressors, social competence, and mental health status of immigrant youth in Hong Kong and to examine the effects of social competence on stress and the mental health of immigrant youth. Data on 106 immigrant youth, which were collected through a structured questionnaire, were analysed. It was discovered that immigrant youth found survival issues and losses, rather than cultural differences and unfulfilled expectations, to be stressful. Male immigrant youth exhibited more psychological distress symptoms than female immigrant youth. Hierarchical regression analyses revealed that social competence exerted moderating effects on stress and the mental health of immigrant youth. Immigrant youth who had a higher level of social competence, in terms of self-control, empathy, assertiveness and the ability to read social cues, had less stress and enjoyed better mental health. In conclusion, personal and socio-cultural reasons are put forward to explain the findings. Practice and policy implications are also discuss.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofBritish Journal of Social Worken_HK
dc.rightsThe British Journal of Social Work. Copyright © Oxford University Press.en_HK
dc.subjectMainland Chinese immigrant youthen_HK
dc.subjectMental healthen_HK
dc.subjectMigrationen_HK
dc.subjectSocial competenceen_HK
dc.subjectYouth in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.titleThe impacts of acculturative stress and social competence on the mental health of Mainland Chinese immigrant youth in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailWong, DFK: dfkwong@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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