Development and validation of a positive youth development scale in \ Hong Kong

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Author(s)

  • Daniel T.L. Shek
  • Andrew M.H. Siu
  • Howard Cheng
  • Sandra Tsang
  • Joyce Lui
  • Daniel Lung

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-558
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Volume18
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006

Abstract

The development of the Chinese Positive Youth Development Scale (CPYDS) is outlined in this paper. The CPYDS assesses 15 aspects of positive youth development, including bonding, resilience, social competence, emotional competence, cognitive competence, moral competence, behavioral competence, self-determination, self-efficacy, spirituality, positive view of the future, positive self-identity, prosocial involvement prosocial norms, and recognition for positive behavior. Based on a Well Adjustment Group (N=162) and a Poor Adjustment Group (N=264), the present findings showed that the CPYDS and its subscales possess acceptable internal consistency. Except the Self-Efficacy Subscale, the CPYDS total and subscale scores were able to discriminate the two groups. While the CPYDS total and subscale scores were positively related to thriving, wellness assessment and life satisfaction measures, they were negatively related to substance abuse, delinquency, and behavioral intention to engage in problem behavior. The present findings provide support for the reliability and validity of the CPYDS to assess positive youth development in the Chinese culture. ©Freund Publishing House Ltd.

Research Area(s)

  • Assessment, Chinese adolescents, Hong Kong, Positive youth development, Validation study

Citation Format(s)

Development and validation of a positive youth development scale in \ Hong Kong. / Shek, Daniel T.L.; Siu, Andrew M.H.; Lee, Tak Yan; Cheng, Howard; Tsang, Sandra; Lui, Joyce; Lung, Daniel.

In: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, Vol. 18, No. 3, 07.2006, p. 547-558.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review