ERIC Number: EJ1172566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
The Positive Adjustment of Low-Income Youths with Relational and Community Support: The Mediating Role of Hope
Ng, Eddie C. W.; Lam, Jasmine K. M.; Chan, Charles C. H.
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, v63 n4 Article 4 p514-542 Oct 2017
Youths living in poverty may experience less developmental support. Although the importance of hope, relational support, and community support for positive adaptation is acknowledged, how they combine to affect psychosocial adjustment is unknown. This study, drawing on 830 low-income youths (11-18 years old) in Hong Kong, provides evidence that hope, relational support, and community support are highly predictive of psychosocial adjustment (measured by goal setting, academic aspiration, extracurricular-activity participation, and economic worry about the future). Structural equation modeling further demonstrates the important mediating role of hope in influencing relational and community support with regard to positive adjustment, and the differential mechanism of how specific adjustment outcome could be promoted.
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Low Income Groups, Youth, Poverty, Community Support, Interpersonal Relationship, Psychological Patterns, Goal Orientation, Academic Aspiration, Extracurricular Activities, Foreign Countries, Structural Equation Models, Participation, Anxiety, Statistical Analysis, Factor Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
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