Retrospective peak-experiences among Chinese young adults in Hong Kong

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Author(s)

  • Edward Hoffman
  • Man Yee Ho
  • Sylvia Xiaohua Chen
  • Fernando A. Ortiz

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-46
Journal / PublicationJournal of Humanistic Counseling
Volume53
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

An investigation of early peak-experiences among 116 Hong Kong college students, all born in Hong Kong or mainland China, generated 161 retrospective reports. The most frequent peak-experiences involved interpersonal joy, followed by those of external achievement and materialism. Implications of the findings for fostering Chinese youth development from a strength-based perspective are discussed. © 2014 by the American Counseling Association. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Abraham Maslow, Hong Kong youth, humanistic psychology, peak-experiences, positive psychology

Citation Format(s)

Retrospective peak-experiences among Chinese young adults in Hong Kong. / Hoffman, Edward; Ho, Man Yee; Chen, Sylvia Xiaohua; Ortiz, Fernando A.

In: Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Vol. 53, No. 1, 04.2014, p. 34-46.

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