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Article: Mental health and social competence of Mainland Chinese immigrant and local youth in Hong Kong: A comparison

TitleMental health and social competence of Mainland Chinese immigrant and local youth in Hong Kong: A comparison
Authors
KeywordsMental health
Social competence
Mainland Chinese immigrant youth
Youth in Hong Kong
Migration
Issue Date2003
PublisherHaworth Press, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/15313204.asp
Citation
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 2003, v. 12 n. 1, p. 85-110 How to Cite?
AbstractAttempts were made to compare the mental health status of immigrant and local youth in Hong Kong and to examine the effects of social competence on the mental health of immigrant and local youth. Data on 104 local and 106 immigrant youth, which were collected through a structured questionnaire, were analyzed. Contrary to our hypothesis, immigrant youth had better mental health than local youth. While local youth generally had a higher level of social competence than immigrant youth, it did not produce positive effects on the mental health of local 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 better mental health. Personal and socio-cultural reasons were put forward to explain the findings. Theoretical, practice, policy and research implications were discussed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/89594
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.233

 

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dc.contributor.authorWong, DFKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYan, P-
dc.contributor.authorLo, E-
dc.contributor.authorHung, M-
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:59:05Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:59:05Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 2003, v. 12 n. 1, p. 85-110en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1531-3204en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/89594-
dc.description.abstractAttempts were made to compare the mental health status of immigrant and local youth in Hong Kong and to examine the effects of social competence on the mental health of immigrant and local youth. Data on 104 local and 106 immigrant youth, which were collected through a structured questionnaire, were analyzed. Contrary to our hypothesis, immigrant youth had better mental health than local youth. While local youth generally had a higher level of social competence than immigrant youth, it did not produce positive effects on the mental health of local 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 better mental health. Personal and socio-cultural reasons were put forward to explain the findings. Theoretical, practice, policy and research implications were discussed.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHaworth Press, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/15313204.aspen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Worken_HK
dc.rightsJournal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work. Copyright © Haworth Press, Inc.en_HK
dc.subjectMental health-
dc.subjectSocial competence-
dc.subjectMainland Chinese immigrant youth-
dc.subjectYouth in Hong Kong-
dc.subjectMigration-
dc.titleMental health and social competence of Mainland Chinese immigrant and local youth in Hong Kong: A comparisonen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, DFK: dfkwong@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityWong, DFK=rp00593en_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.1300/J051v12n01_05-
dc.identifier.hkuros102425en_HK
dc.identifier.volume12-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage85-
dc.identifier.epage110-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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